A free online COVID-19 vaccine briefing for children ages 5 to 11 will be hosted by Peterborough Public Health, announced Monday.
The live online session will take place on December 9 at 6:30 p.m. on the Peterborough Public Health YouTube channel. Dr Thomas Piggot, local medical officer of health, for parents and guardians on the pediatric COVID-19 vaccine, will be on the stream to answer questions and address the public.
“Dr. Piggott is eager to connect with parents, caregivers and youth and share the latest information on the pediatric COVID-19 vaccine,” said Donna Churipuy, director of public health programs. “This will be one of his first opportunities to engage with the community and answer residents’ questions about the pediatric COVID-19 vaccine as we work together to protect everyone from the coronavirus. ”
Dr Piggott will be accompanied by the local pediatrician, Dr Henry Ukpeh. Dr Ukpeh will share his professional experience and knowledge of pediatric vaccinations to help parents and guardians make an informed choice to enable their children to receive the COVID-19 vaccine for ages 5-11.
Their presentation will cover the latest updates on the deployment of the pediatric COVID-19 vaccine, an overview of the COVID-19 vaccine approved for use in children aged 5 to 11 and conclude with a section on frequently asked questions.
Dr Piggott and Dr Ukpeh invite residents to ask questions in advance. They will try to address as many questions as possible in their presentation. Residents who wish to submit questions in advance will be encouraged to do so as part of the online registration process. Residents who do not wish to submit a question can tune into the Peterborough Public Health YouTube channel on December 9 at 6:30 p.m. for a live stream of the event.
Online registration is available at www.eventbrite.ca and search for “5-11 COVID-19 Vaccine Information Session” or by clicking here. The event will be streamed live for free on the Peterborough Public Health YouTube channel.
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