Youth Vaccination Information
Health Canada has approved the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine for children aged 5 to 11.
We continue to work with our local public health units on planning and support for school and community-based vaccine clinics.
Durham Region Health Department Youth Clinic Information
DRHD is offering March Break clinics at select schools. The clinics are open to all eligible individuals, including children 5 – 11 years old and youth/adults 12 years of age and older for first, second or booster doses. The clinics are walk-in only and no appointments are required.
Tuesday, March 15: 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m., Da Vinci Public School, Ajax
Wednesday, March 16: 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m., Sunset Heights Public School, Oshawa
Thursday, March 17: 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m., St. Monica Catholic School, Pickering
For the most up-to-date information about COVID-19 and vaccines, please visit www.durham.ca/covidvaccine or call 1-888-444-5113.
Haliburton Kawartha Pine Ridge District Health Unit Youth Clinic Information
Visit www.hkpr.on.ca/2021/09/01/vaccination-clinics/ for clinic information.
Hastings Prince Edward District Health Unit Youth Clinic Information
Visit canadaehs.com/hpepublichealth/students. or call 613-966-5500 between 8:30am – 4:30pm and follow prompts for the COVID-19 vaccination call centre.
Peterborough Public Health Age 5-11 Clinic Information
Monday, March 14: 1:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m., Healthy Planet Arena, Peterborough
Wednesday, March 16: 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m., Healthy Planet Arena, Peterborough
Wednesday, March 16: 12:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m., Peterborough Public Library, Main Branch (Aylmer St N)
Friday, March 18: 1:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m., Healthy Planet Arena, Peterborough
Visit www.peterboroughpublichealth.ca/novel-coronavirus-covid-19/covid-19-vaccine-clinic/ for clinic information.
In-School Vaccination Clinics
To support access to vaccination for 5-11 year olds, school boards are working with local public health units to host voluntary school-based vaccination clinics. Consent forms have been sent home with all students aged 5 – 11 years, to measure their school community’s interest in school day clinics.
Public Health Units have begun planning clinics at local schools, based on the number of consent forms received. Families will receive more information about clinic dates directly from their school.
Children will not receive a COVID-19 vaccine unless they have a signed consent form.
Government of Ontario Information
Call the Provincial Vaccine Booking Line at 1-833-943-3900 to book an appointment or book through the provincial booking system online.
To help your child and your family to make an informed decision, the Government of Ontario has developed a fact sheet based on expert medical advice and scientific information. It covers several key areas including:
- Safety of the vaccine for youth
- Why vaccination is important
- Effectiveness of the vaccine for youth
The government has also created a dedicated webpage that outlines how to book and prepare for your child’s vaccination appointment. It provides information about the province’s current plan for youth vaccinations, answers key questions around safety and effectiveness, and provides links to external sites for more information.