Vaccinations for kids aged five to 11 available in Renfrew County

RCDHU

Families can book COVID-19 vaccine appointments for kids aged five to 11 starting today.

Renfrew County District Health's online booking portal opened for those appointments at 8 a.m.

People can also make appointments through the online provincial portal and contact centre, some pharmacies and primary care providers.

For the provincial portal, residents in Renfrew County will not be able to book appointments within the region. That must be done through RCDHU's local online portal.     

Ontario has said it expects to start administering the first shots across the province on Thursday.

Health Minister Christine Elliott said 400,000 doses of the pediatric Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine were expected Monday, with more than 600,000 more to come in a later shipment.

Children turning five in the remainder of 2021 are also eligible to start booking shots today.

 

With files from the Canadian Press

 

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