Ontario Families Can Make COVID-19 Vaccine Appointments For Children Starting Tomorrow – .

Ontario Families Can Make COVID-19 Vaccine Appointments For Children Starting Tomorrow – .

TORONTO – Ontario children between the ages of five and 11 will be eligible to receive their COVID-19 vaccine this week, with families able to schedule appointments starting Tuesday.

Appointments will open on the provincial vaccine portal around 8 a.m., officials said. Parents can also phone the call center, book through their local public health units, visit a pharmacy, or see their primary care providers.

Children must be five years old at the end of the year to be eligible.

“The approval of the Pfizer vaccine for children aged five to 11 is exciting news for families and represents a bright light at the end of the tunnel,” Health Minister Christine Elliott said in a statement.

“Providing vaccine protection to children aged five to 11 is an important step in Ontario’s fight against COVID-19 ahead of the holiday season. We continue to encourage all Ontarians to roll up their sleeves and get immunized to protect themselves, their families and their communities.

The province said it expects to offer dates as early as Nov. 25.

Ontario is expected to receive 1,076,000 doses of Pfizer pediatric vaccine from the federal government. The province will then distribute the doses to public health units, pharmacies and primary care facilities.

The pediatric dose of the Pfizer vaccine was approved by Health Canada late last week.

Elliott will be joined to Queen’s Park on Monday morning by Solicitor General Sylvia Jones to talk about the vaccine rollout.

The press conference will be broadcast live at 9 a.m. on CTVNewsToronto.ca and on the CTV News Toronto app.

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