HPPH preparing for vaccinations of children 5-11


  • Community   Wednesday, November 24, 2021   Press Release



Huron Perth Public Health (HPPH) will open its COVID-19 vaccine appointment booking system for children aged five to 11 years old starting the morning of November 23, 2021.
The decision follows Health Canada’s approval of the paediatric Pfizer-BioNTech (Comirnaty) COVID-19 vaccine on November 19, 2021 for five to 11 year olds. Children turning five by the end of 2021 (born in 2016) and older are eligible to receive the vaccine.
“We are excited to begin welcoming children to our vaccine clinics,” says Dr. Lauren Hayward, Physician Consultant at HPPH. “Vaccination is our most important and effective layer of protection against COVID-19. Along with other measures, vaccination can help children to safely participate in more activities and reduce the disruptions to school.”
Once the HPPH booking system opens on November 23, appointments can be booked online at www.hpph.ca/vaccinebooking, or by calling 1-833-753-2098. HPPH does not use the provincial booking system. Some primary care provider offices and pharmacies are also offering the vaccine to children.
Many of HPPH’s clinics will be child-friendly starting November 30. These clinics will provide a welcoming and engaging space for children and their parents/caregivers. While anyone eligible for vaccine can book into any clinic, we encourage people to book into the clinic most appropriate for them. We also recommend parents/caregivers bring something along to help their child relax during their appointment, such as headphones and music, a toy, or a fidget.
HPPH has set up a webpage, www.hpph.ca/vaccine-kids, with information for parents/caregivers about the vaccine. Parents with questions or concerns are encouraged to call HPPH, or to speak with their primary care provider or pharmacist.
For more information:
- Call 1-888-221-2133
- Visit www.hpph.ca
- Follow us on Facebook and Twitter @HPPublicHealth