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COVID-19 Vaccine and Children

Health Canada recently approved the Comirnaty (Pfizer-BioNTech) COVID-19 vaccine for children aged 5 to 11 years old. The Government of Ontario opened booking beginning November 23. Ontario is expected to receive 1,076,000 doses of the vaccine from the federal government for the approximately one million eligible children, which will be distributed to public health units, pharmacies, and primary care settings across the province. For more information, visit COVID-19 vaccines for children and youth | COVID-19 (coronavirus) in Ontario or call your health care provider.

Families can book appointments through a variety of channels including the COVID-19 vaccination portal and contact centre, directly through public health units using their own booking system, participating pharmacies, which individuald can find on Ontario's website using the pharmacy locator and select primary care providers.

Still have questions?  Parents, caregivers and children are encouraged to call the Provincial Vaccine Confidence Line that can be accessed by calling the Provincial Vaccine Contact Centre at 1-833-943-3900, or visit COVID-19 Vaccine Consult Service to book a confidential phone appointment with a SickKids clinician.