Ottawa doctors answer your questions on the COVID-19 vaccine for kids

The United States approved the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine for children earlier this week and vaccinations are already underway. (Mike Blake/Reuters)

(CBC News) –– With Health Canada expected to approve a COVID-19 vaccine for kids in the coming weeks, two Ottawa doctors answer your questions on the vaccine for 5 to 11 year olds. 

Dr. Vera Etches is Ottawa’s medical officer of health and Dr. Nisha Thampi is a pediatric infectious disease physician and the medical director of infection prevention and control at CHEO, eastern Ontario’s children’s hospital. 

The United States approved the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine for children earlier this week. In response to the upcoming approvals, Ottawa Public Health (OPH) says it will be able to vaccinate all children in that age group within four weeks of being given the green light. (…)

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