A special clinic to help young children get the COVID-19 vaccine will take place on Thursday, August 11 from 3-8 pm at the Prince Edward Community Centre (375 Picton Main Street).
The clinic will have a special set up in order to create a less stressful environment for young children getting the vaccine. The Prince Edward Family Health Team also encourages parents to consider applying a numbing cream such as Emla. The cream should be applied prior to arriving at the clinic as it needs time to take effect.
Bookings are available for children six months to four years of age. As well, spaces are available for children between the ages of 5 and 11 and people 12 years and older so that they can get the vaccine at the same time as their younger family members. No appointments are needed for these shots.
This special clinic aims to help meet the demand for the COVID-19 vaccine among children and youth between 6 months to four years of age; Health Canada approved the COVID-19 vaccine for that age group on July 14. Based on the recommendations from the National Advisory Committee on Immunization (NACI), children aged six months to under five years old will receive the paediatric Moderna COVID-19 vaccine, which is a slightly modified, lower dose (half the amount given to children aged six to 11), in a two-dose series at a recommended interval of eight weeks between first and second doses.
At the special clinic on August 11, children between the ages of 5 and 11 will receive the paediatric Pfizer vaccine.
You may book an appointment in advance for this clinic. Go online to book or call the Provincial Vaccine Contact Centre at 1.833.943.3900.
Vaccinations are also available at local pharmacies and by appointment at the clinics in Picton on the following dates:
- Tuesday, August 9, 1-7 pm
- Tuesday, August 16, 1-7 pm