TORONTO – The provincial government has announced measures to expand eligibility for COVID-19 booster shots and tighten proof of vaccination requirements in response to rising case numbers and the spread of the Omicron variant.
GUELPH – The Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health (WDGPH) board heard a lot about COVID-19 at its Dec. 1 meeting: vaccines for children aged five to 11, booster vaccines, and the new Omicron variant that’s throwing a monkey wrench into plans.
OTTAWA - Five to 11 year-olds are now eligible to receive COVID-19 vaccinations after Health Canada approved the use of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine, with a modified dosing formulation, for the age group on Nov. 19.
WELLINGTON COUNTY - Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health received 17,100 child-sized doses of the Pfizer vaccine following Health Canada's approval of the pediatric vaccine on Nov. 19. Appointments can now be booked for children in the health unit's region with vaccination beginning Nov. 25.