Kids 5-11 can now get their COVID-19 shots. What else changes? – CBC

Health officials say there’s enough vaccine to give every child in Ottawa 1 dose by winter break

Nov 26, 2021

Children ages five to 11 will start getting their COVID-19 shots in Ottawa today, and while some parents may have questions about the health and safety of the vaccines, they may also have some logistical queries.

Here’s a list of things they’ll want to know.

Vaccine passports
The Ontario government says it won’t enforce a vaccine passport for children under 12.

Under the current rules, anyone 12 or older must show proof of vaccination for a range of activities including dining indoors and going to gyms, theatres or sporting events.

Currently, unvaccinated or partially vaccinated children under 12 are exempt from quarantine when arriving in Canada if they are travelling with a parent or guardian who is fully vaccinated.

But there’s a series of enhanced measures that unvaccinated children have to follow upon arrival, including staying home from school or daycare for 14 days.

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