Dec 15, 2022
By Steve Kee
After Health Canada gave the go ahead last week, the Ontario government has announced a plan to expand eligibility for the COVID 19 bivalent booster to children between the ages of five to 11.
Kids in that age group become eligible for the bivalent booster shot starting December 21st.
The announcement comes after Health Canada authorized the Pfizer-BioNTech bivalent booster for kids five to 11 last week.
Public Health Ontario data shows 40 per cent of kids aged five to 11 have completed a primary series of a COVID-19 vaccine.
Health Minister Sylvia Jones says that as the weather gets colder and people gather for the holidays, vaccinations are still the best protection against serious impacts of COVID-19 and the flu.