COVID-19 vaccine eligibility for children aged 5-11 has been approved by Health Canada.
Visit Health Canada’s Pfizer-BioNTech Comirnaty COVID-19 vaccine website for information about the vaccine and on-going safety monitoring.
Recommended timeline for receiving your second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine:
- 56 days (8 weeks) after your first dose
Learn more: Vaccine development and approval in Canada (PDF)
Vaccination is one of the most effective ways to protect your children, family, and community from the spread and severity of infectious diseases, whether it is seasonal influenza or childhood infections such as chickenpox. While many people infected with COVID-19 experience only mild illness, others may get a severe illness or even die. There is no way to know how COVID-19 will affect you or your child, even if you are not at an increased risk of severe complications.
Registration for vaccinations to children aged 5 to 11 years old is now open. A variety of family-friendly community clinics, school-based clinics, primary care providers and pharmacies are offering the vaccine to eligible children in Lambton County.
To book your child’s vaccination appointment go to: