Vaccination appointments for children are already available ahead of the Quebec announcement. Later today, the Quebec government will announce its plan to vaccinate children aged five to twelve. In countries such as the United States, vaccinations for children under the age of 12 have already been initiated.
The Quebec government will present its plan to vaccinate children aged five to eleven years old today. Premier François Legault has announced that he and Health Minister Christian Dubé will hold a press conference at 5 p.m., but appointments can indeed be scheduled on the Clic-Santé website now.
Parents can book their children’s spots shortly on Wednesday. Siblings can be scheduled in the same time slot, and parents can mark a box if their child is worried about the procedure.
On Sunday evening, Canada received its first doses of the COVID-19 vaccine for children. Pfizer-BioNTech created the shots, which are intended for children aged five to eleven. Each dosage is roughly one-third of the size of the adult vaccine.
In Quebec, 700,000 kids are eligible for vaccination,
According to the most recent provincial data, Children aged nine and below represented 25.5 per cent of all positive COVID-19 cases in Quebec in the previous seven days. They do, however, account for fewer hospitalizations: the province now has only five children aged nine or below in its hospitals, out of them one is in critical condition.
Vaccination centres in Montreal and Quebec City have acknowledged to CBC News that they are preparing by rearranging and redesigning their premises to make the process less daunting for small children.
Source: CBC News