COVID-19 shots for kids available this week in Burlington and Oakville

Published August 28, 2023 at 5:03 pm

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Clinics are available this week for children to receive their immunization shots to combat COVID-19.

The clinics are for those ages 6 months to 12 years and available just be walking in.

According to Halton Public Health, there are several reasons why it’s important to receive the vaccination:

  • Although COVID-19 symptoms in children can be mild, some develop more severe symptoms or require hospitalization, even without underlying health conditions.
  • Children can continue to have symptoms long after a COVID-19 infection has cleared.
  • Some children can develop other complications from COVID-19 beyond the infection itself, including a rare but serious condition called multisystem inflammatory syndrome (MIS-C).
  • COVID-19 infection can impact daily routines and can have an impact on children’s mental, social and emotional health.
  • Children 5-11 can receive a booster dose to restore protection against severe illness from a COVID-19 infection.
  • Children who have underlying medical conditions are strongly recommended to stay up to date with their COVID-19 vaccinations and get a booster dose after completion of a primary series.

In Burlington, the clinic will take place tomorrow (Aug. 29) from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 1200 Brant St. Unit 2.

In Oakville, the clinics are at the South Oakville Centre, 1515 Rebecca St. as follows:

  • Aug. 30, 9:45 a.m. to 3:15 p.m.
  • Aug. 31, 9:30 a.m. to 3:15 p.m.
  • Sept. 1, 9:30 a.m. to 3:15 p.m.

 

 

 

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