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.
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
- Kid’s Health First webpage
- This is our Shot campaign (available in many languages)
- Ontario Association of Children’s Aid Societies: FAQ for Youth
- Ontario Association of Children’s Aid Societies: Conversation starter for adults speaking to youth about the COVID-19 vaccine
- The City of Hamilton’s webpage on COVID-19 vaccine for youth
- What youth need to know about their COVID-19 vaccine appointment
- Pre-Screening Form
- Vaccine Information Sheet
- Vaccine Information Sheet For Youth (age 12-17)
- Vaccine Consent Form for Youth