2 Hamilton doctors are offering vaccines outdoors for kids under 5. Here’s how to book an appointment – CBC

There’s increasing interest to get kids vaccinated before the new school season, says Dr. Joe Oliver

Aug 01, 2022

People in Hamilton now have the option for an outdoor COVID-19 vaccination clinic for their kids, thanks to an initiative by two local doctors, Kerry Beal and Joe Oliver.

Oliver, who announced the outdoor clinics on Twitter, said while they are targeting kids under five, adults are also welcome to get their booster shots.

“While kids can mask, a lot of them have a hard time doing it and there’s a lot of parents out there who are reasonably hesitant because they’re aware that indoor clinics pose a risk of COVID to their kid,” Oliver told CBC Hamilton.

“They’d like to get their kid a vaccine, not COVID.”

To “protect the children,” Oliver said they do not publicize where the outdoor clinics are held. Parents can make appointments by sending him a direct message on Twitter. (In order to do so, you do need a Twitter account.)

Read more: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/hamilton/hamilton-outdoor-vaccine-clinics-1.6538068

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