Alberta to start vaccinating small kids against COVID with Moderna by end of July – CBC

Many Edmonton parents happy with the announcement, though some are hesitant

Jul 14, 2022

Tens of thousands of Alberta’s youngest children will soon be able to be vaccinated against COVID-19.

On Thursday, Moderna’s Spikevax became the first COVID vaccine in Canada to be approved to be administered to small children between six months and five years old.

Alberta expects to receive an initial supply of the vaccine from the federal government and begin offering it to small children by the end of the month, Alberta Health spokesperson Lisa Glover said Thursday.

The vaccine will be administered by Alberta Health Services as the scope of practice for pharmacists for administering immunization is five years of age and older, Glover said.

The pediatric vaccine dosage is one-quarter the size of those approved for adults.

Read more: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/edmonton/alberta-to-start-vaccinating-small-kids-against-covid-with-moderna-by-end-of-july-1.6521295

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