COVID-19 vaccine for youngest Canadians ‘good news’ says P.E.I. CPHO – CBC

Vaccine rollout still in the works, says acting chief public health officer

Jul 14, 2022

Some parents on P.E.I. are welcoming the news of Health Canada approving a COVID-19 vaccine for children under five in Canada.

Health Canada now says the Moderna vaccine can be given to children between the ages of six months and five years in doses one-quarter the size of those approved for adults.

The announcement marks the first time eligibility for immunization against COVID-19 will be expanded to infants and preschoolers, and will affect nearly two million of Canada’s youngest children.

“I’m actually really glad to hear that because it’s just been, I don’t know, crazy, the last couple of years,” says Alicia MacArthur, whose 15-month-old son remains the only unvaccinated member among her family of four.

She said it has made her wary of bringing him to public places where he could potentially contract the virus.

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