The Porcupine Health Unit has begun injecting a Pfizer vaccine against COVID-19 into five-to-eleven-year-olds across its region.
Program manager Kendra Brunet says it’s similar to the vaccine being used on people over that age.
“It is still the Pfizer vaccine but it’s a pediatric version with a lower dose,” she explains. She goes on to say that getting your child vaccinated is a big decision that shouldn’t be taken lightly.
“But we know that vaccines will help keep our schools open, they’ll keep our kids in sports and activities that they so love,” she notes. “So it’s important before going or before booking your appointment that you’re informed.”
Brunet recommends a toolkit on the PHU website. It addresses vaccine safety and hesitancy… and frequently asked questions. It also directs you to other great resources to help you make an informed decision.