Quebec to start vaccinating those under five years old as of today

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Infants and toddlers are more susceptible to COVID-19 complications than older kids. Photo: Pexels


(Lilian Roy/ CTV News) – Young children in Quebec will be eligible for COVID-19 vaccination next week, the province announced Thursday.

Public Health Director Dr. Luc Boileau said Quebecers between six months and four years old will be able to receive Moderna’s Spikevax mRNA COVID-19 vaccine as of Monday.

Speaking at a COVID-19 press conference Thursday, he said there are 70,000 doses available for Quebec’s youngest residents.

Brousseau said parents should feel confident giving their young children the shot.

“The dose is lower, so it has a very good safety profile,” he explained. (…)

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