Legault encourages Quebec parents to get their kids vaccinated as campaign launches – CBC

80,000 appointments made for children aged 5- to 11-year-olds by Tuesday afternoon

Nov 23, 2021

Quebec Premier François Legault says 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.

“Scientists have made sure the vaccine is very safe for children. They will receive a pediatric dose,” Legault during a news conference Tuesday afternoon.

The premier outlined his government’s plan to vaccinate children age five to 11, saying the campaign will move into schools next week. Children will not be vaccinated without their parents’ written consent.

Quebec quietly opened reservations for kids Tuesday morning on the Clic-Santé website, and some 80,000 time slots were snapped up by mid-afternoon.

“It’s not for nothing that the vaccine for children came out after the vaccine for adults and teens,” Legault said. “There were even more tests done throughout the world and scientists have adjusted the dosage.”

Read more: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/montreal/kids-vaccine-qc-1.6259211

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