‘Now is the time’ for students aged 12 to 17 to get vaccinated before school, expert says – CTV

July 27, 2021

TORONTO — With September around the corner, some doctors are urging parents of children aged 12 to 17 to get vaccinated in time to build full immunity before school starts again.

“If you look at the minimum interval of time between vaccines, plus factor in that you’re not considered fully vaccinated until two weeks after your second dose, now is the time to get vaccinated,” explained infectious disease expert Dr. Isaac Bogoch in a telephone interview Tuesday with CTVNews.ca.

Bogoch urged “school-age children out there” who are eligible for vaccination and want to get the jab — along with parents — that this is the time to do it, as “it’s never been easier.”

“It’s never been easier to get a COVID-19 vaccine in Canada,” Bogoch said, referencing Canada’s recent glut of supply. “I appreciate some people might not watch the news cycle as closely as others and may just recall headlines of scarcity and long lines…[but] that just doesn’t exist right now.”

Read more: https://www.ctvnews.ca/health/coronavirus/now-is-the-time-for-students-aged-12-to-17-to-get-vaccinated-before-school-expert-says-1.5525444

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