COVID-19 Vaccine Bookings to Open For All Children Aged Five to 11

Published on November 22, 2021

Starting today, children aged five to 11 are eligible to book an appointment online at York Public Health COVID-19 Vaccination Site or by calling 1-877-464-9675 to receive the #COVID19 vaccine in Newmarket-Aurora.

 

The approval of the Pfizer vaccine for children aged five to 11 is exciting news for families and a significant milestone in Ontario’s fight against COVID-19 in advance of the holiday season.

 

The paediatric Pfizer vaccine offered to children aged five to 11 will be a lower dose that is safe and effective at protecting this age group from COVID-19 and the Delta variant.

 

Vaccinating this eligible population will help protect Ontario’s progress in the fight against COVID-19 and keep the province’s schools safer and open for in-person learning as more people move indoors and attend family gatherings during the winter months.

 

As of 8:00 a.m. on Tuesday, November 23, 2021, children aged five to 11 across Ontario will be eligible to schedule a COVID-19 vaccine appointment through a variety of channels including the provincial booking system and contact centre, directly through York Public Health, other public health units using their own booking system, participating pharmacies, and select primary care providers.

 

Achieving the highest vaccination rates possible is key to limiting the risk of transmission and protecting our hard-fought progress against COVID-19.

 

We continue to encourage all Ontarians to roll up their sleeves and get vaccinated to protect themselves, their families and their communities.

 

Following Health Canada’s approval of the paediatric Pfizer #COVID19 vaccine, children aged five to 11 will be eligible to book their appointment to receive the vaccine beginning Tuesday, November 23, 2021 at 8:00 a.m. through York Public Health: https://www.york.ca/wps/portal/yorkhome/health/yr/covid-19/covid19vaccinationclinics


 
To book an appointment online, children must be turning five years old by the end of 2021 (born in 2016). Subject to vaccine availability and supply, administration of COVID-19 vaccinations for this age group is anticipated to begin as of Friday, November 26, 2021. Vaccines for children aged five to 11 will be available by appointment only. Appointments can be booked online at York Public Health COVID-19 Vaccination Site or by calling 1-877-464-9675.

 

It’s okay to have questions about #COVID19 vaccines. Ontario's Question and Answer page has answers to frequently asked questions: https://news.ontario.ca/en/backgrounder/1001196/paediatric-pfizer-covid-19-vaccine-frequently-asked-questions or use the SickKids COVID-19 Vaccine Consult Service: https://www.sickkids.ca/vaccineconsult

 

Learn more: https://news.ontario.ca/en/release/1001195/covid-19-vaccine-bookings-to-open-for-all-children-aged-five-to-11