Toronto Public Health is putting plans in place to vaccinate Toronto children 5 to 11 years of age against COVID-19 once Health Canada approves vaccines in the said age group.
A COVID-19 Vaccination Planning Group has been formed by Toronto Public Health that includes health partners, school boards, community representatives and the Ministry of Health.
There are approximately 200,000 children aged 5 to 11 who are eligible to get vaccinated in Toronto.
As per the news release, Torontonians will be informed about the plans for vaccinating children 5 to 11 years of age after vaccine approval by Health Canada and subject to guidance issued by the provincial government.
Toronto Medical Officer of Health, Dr. Eileen de Villa said, “Vaccination plays an incredibly important role in reducing the spread of COVID-19 and protecting our community so that children can participate in activities that benefit their health and well-being as safely as possible. My team at Toronto Public Health is pleased to be working with our partners to prepare to vaccinate children between the ages of five and 11 as soon as vaccines are approved for this age group.”
79.7 per cent of eligible population in Toronto is completely vaccinated against COVID-19.