Vaccination kick-off for children 6 months to 5 years old

Vaccination kick-off for children 6 months to 5 years old

Children aged six months to five years will be able to get vaccinated against COVID-19 across the province starting this Monday.

Parents who wish can make an appointment for their child to get a first dose. The Quebec Immunization Committee (CIQ) issued a favorable recommendation to this effect last Thursday.

This is the last age group to receive Health Canada clearance for vaccination. The federal agency indeed gave the green light on July 14 to Moderna’s Spikevax vaccine for toddlers.

Quebec has already received 70,000 doses of vaccine for this portion of the population, which includes 400,000 children, said the director of public health, Dr. Luc Boileau, at a press conference last Thursday.

Dr. Luc Boileau also wanted to reassure the population, since the seventh wave of the virus should soon reach a “plateau”.

Three injections will be needed for immunosuppressed children, while one will be enough for those who have already contracted the disease, according to the CIQ.

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