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Patients, visitors, staff and healthcare providers can find the latest COVID-19 updates here.

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We have compiled a list of resources to help families make informed choices about the COVID-19 vaccine available to youth.
May 28, 2021

COVID-19 vaccination booking open to children ages 12+

The Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine has been approved by Health Canada for use in individuals ages 12+. The Province recently opened COVID-19 vaccination registration to youth ages 12+ to 17. McMaster Children’s Hospital welcomes this news as the next step in our collective fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.

Video Resources

To help youth and their families make informed choices about the COVID-19 vaccine available to youth, we have compiled a list of resources that may be helpful to consult prior to receiving the vaccine:

Dr. Martha Fulford, infectious disease specialist at McMaster Children’s Hospital answers some frequently asked questions about the COVID-19 vaccine from two youth, Eric and Illyria, members of the Youth Advisory Council.

Dr. Anthony Crocco, emergency doctor at McMaster Children’s Hospital, talks about the COVID-19 vaccine and consent.

Tips for youth preparing for the COVID-19 vaccine

Vaccination tips for caregivers of youth with autism and neurodevelopmental disabilities

Additional Resources