British Columbia is going to start vaccinating children aged five to 11 against COVID-19 next week, the province says.
Officials said Tuesday invitations to book appointments will start going out Monday to families with children who have been registered through the “Get Vaccinated” portal.
The children will be receiving Pfizer’s pediatric vaccine, the first COVID-19 vaccine to be approved in Canada for children in that age group. Health Canada approved the vaccine on Friday, adding roughly 350,000 children in B.C. to the list of those eligible for a shot.
Vaccinations for young children will happen at clinics but not pharmacies. A
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