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COVID-19 booster shots for children ages 5-11 start August 31

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Parents in Alberta will soon be able to book COVID-19 boosters for their younger children, the province announced Friday.

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From 29 August, parents can schedule an appointment for their child aged 5 to 11 to receive the third dose of vaccine. Reservations can be made from August 31st.

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On August 19, Health Canada approved Pfizer Vaccines for booster doses in children in this age group.

At the same time, the National Advisory Committee on Immunization recommended that children with underlying medical conditions be given a booster within six months after the second dose, so that all other children in that age group can also be given a booster. recommended to do so.

“Vaccines are one of the most important layers of protection we can access for ourselves and our children. This booster dose is an important option for families, especially those with children with medical risk factors. Alberta’s chief medical officer, Dr Deena Hinshaw, said in a statement.

Pediatric boosters are administered at Alberta Health Services clinics and select pharmacies throughout the province.

Reservations must be made through the online Alberta Vaccine Booking System or by calling Health Link (811).

COVID-19 booster shots for children ages 5-11 start August 31

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