Quebec rolling out vaccines for children under 5 as of Monday – CBC

Moderna’s Spikevax for children between 6 months and 5 years was approved by Health Canada last week

Jul 21, 2022

Quebec parents can now book an appointment for the new vaccine against COVID-19 for babies and preschool-aged children, with vaccinations beginning Monday, said Quebec Public Health Director Dr. Luc Boileau.

The announcement comes less than a week after Health Canada approved a first COVID-19 vaccine for children aged six months to four years. The Moderna vaccine called Spikevax can be given in doses one-quarter the size of that approved for adults.

Appointments are available now through the province’s Clic Santé health portal and will be held in vaccination centres across the province.

Two doses of the vaccine are recommended to attain sufficient immunity against the virus. Quebec recommends waiting at least eight weeks between doses. Some immunocompromised children may be able to get a third dose, Boileau said.

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