Coronavirus: What’s happening in Canada and around the world on Nov. 23 – CBC

More provinces outline plans to vaccinate kids against COVID-19 as 1st Ontario children get shots

Nov 23, 2021

More provinces on Tuesday outlined their respective rollout plans for vaccinating children aged five to 11 against COVID-19, while a small group of Ontario children in that age range became the first in that province to be inoculated.

British Columbia is going to start vaccinating children aged five to 11 against COVID-19 next week, the province announced. 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.

Quebec Premier François Legault said the province’s youth vaccination campaign will move into schools next week. Legault said it’s a “personal choice” for parents to vaccinate their children against COVID-19 and they shouldn’t feel pressured, but doing so could help change the epidemiological situation across the province.

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