Parents of young kids feel ‘left behind’ as they await COVID-19 vaccine – CBC

Health Canada has yet to authorize a COVID-19 vaccine for children under the age of 5

Jun 30, 2022

Some Canadian parents say they’ve been left behind as they wait on Health Canada to authorize vaccines for children under five years old.

“It’s upsetting to see the whole world moving on and forgetting about all of the littles, basically,” said Jaimie-Lyn Oldfield from Kingston, Ont.

She said her family has made sacrifices to protect her nearly three-year-old daughter Rosslyn from contracting COVID-19.

“We hardly see her grandparents,” she said. “Everyone else got vaccinated and it’s really disheartening and upsetting when they’re like ‘OK, we’re going to remove all of these masking mandates.'”

Health Canada still reviewing vaccines for young kids
On April 28, Moderna submitted its application to both Health Canada and the FDA for approval of a vaccine to protect children between six months and five years old.

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