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Ontarians can book COVID-19 shots for kids aged 5 to 11

Ontarians can book COVID-19 shots for kids aged 5 to 11

TORONTO — Ontario families can book COVID-19 vaccine appointments for kids aged five to 11 starting today.

The provincial booking portal was scheduled to open for appointments at 8 a.m. However, some Ontarians reported being able to book an appointment for their child ahead of 8 a.m., as early as 6:30 a.m.

People can make appointments through the online portal and contact centre, public health units’ booking systems, some pharmacies and primary care providers.

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COVID-19 vaccine appointments for Ontario kids 5 to 11 can be booked starting Tuesday

The province has said it expects to start administering the first shots on Thursday.

Health Minister Christine Elliott said 400,000 doses of the pediatric Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine were expected Monday, with more than 600,000 more to come in a later shipment.

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Children turning five in the remainder of 2021 are also eligible to start booking shots today.

— With files from Global News

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