IH begins COVID-19 paediatric vaccines
Children in Interior Health five to 11-years-old will be able to get their COVID-19 vaccine starting this week.
“We’re launching the next phase of our immunization campaign by now offering the paediatric COVID-19 vaccine to children,” said Dr. Sue Pollock, Interior Health interim chief medical health officer.
“This vaccine is safe and effective at preventing COVID-19 in children, which means less disruption to school and the activities children and their families enjoy.”
Parents and guardians must register their children at www.getvaccinated.gov.bc.ca or call 1‑833‑838‑2323.
When a nearby clinic is available, parents and guardians will receive a text or email when it is time to book an appointment.
“Immunizing children brings additional protection to everyone in your family,” said paediatrician Dr. Shannon Wires. “The paediatric COVID-19 vaccine has gone through a rigorous review and approval process. It provides excellent protection and I recommend parents get their children vaccinated as soon as possible.”
Children are eligible for registration on or after their fifth birthday.