COVID-19 Vaccine Bookings to Open for All Children Aged Five to 11 in the Algoma district

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Following Health Canada’s approval of the paediatric Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine, children aged five to 11 will be eligible to book their appointment to receive the vaccine beginning Tuesday, November 23, 2021 in the Algoma district.

Children turning 5 years old by the end of 2021 (born in 2016 or earlier) are eligible to receive a two-dose series of paediatric Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine at a recommended interval of eight weeks.  Just over 7,500 children in the Algoma district are eligible to receive this vaccine.

As of November 22, 2021, 82.5% of youth aged 12-17 in Algoma have received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine, and 78.3% of youth are fully vaccinated with two doses. Vaccinating children aged 5-11 will help protect children, their friends, and families in the fight against COVID-19.

Book an Appointment for a Community Clinic

Clinics will be offered across the Algoma district.

If you live in Elliot Lake and area, please call the Elliot Lake Family Health Team to book an appointment at 1-705-461-8882 ext. 611.

If you live in Sault Ste. Marie and area, Central and East Algoma or north Algoma, starting Tuesday, November 23, 2021 at 9:00 a.m. you can book an appointment online or by phone.

Phone

705-541-7370 or 1-888-440-3730
Phone lines will be open Monday – Friday, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm.

Online

Visit our Vaccine Clinics in Algoma and click on your region to make an appointment online.

Book an Appointment at a Participating Pharmacy

The COVID-19 vaccine for children aged five – 11 is also available from participating pharmacies.

For FAQs and more information about the COVID-19 vaccine for children aged 5-11, as well as resources for talking to your child about the vaccine, visit our webpage: COVID-19: Children Aged 5-11 & Vaccines.

 

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