COVID vaccine for children could arrive as early a

2022-04-05
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The Middlesex-London Health Unit (MLHU) is ramping up its plans to vaccinate children between the ages of five and 11 as quickly as possible. The urgency comes after the federal government approved the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine for youngsters on Friday.

“So what we’re waiting on at the moment is confirmation of the arrival of the vaccine,” said Dr. Alex Summerss unlikely that Furey, acting Medical Officer of Health for the London region. “But we do anticipate opening up appointments within the week or?likely early next week in alignment with whatever direction the province provides.”

Health officials were given additional direction as part of Friday’s federal announcement. The paediatric vaccine will beFreeland and Transport Minister Omar Alghabra said.? available to children born in 2016, meaning four year olds turning five will be eligible, according to Dr. Summers. The first and second doses will be offered eight weeks apart.

“We do know that vaccine is arriving in the province early next week,” said Summers.?I think we can all say with confidence by next weekend (Nov. 27)Eligibility expands further across Ontario on Thursday,?if not slightly earlier, needles will begin to be going into arms of our kids, and that’s really excitingOntario ICUs have 593 patients with COVID-related illnesses.”

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