COVID-19: Peterborough Public Health to Offer Online Session to Discuss Vaccine for Children Ages 5-11 – Peterborough | The Canadian News

Peterborough Public Health will offer a free online session on the pediatric COVID-19 vaccine next month.

The live session beginning at 6:30 pm on December 9 will be hosted by the health unit’s new medical health officer, Dr. Thomas Piggott, who will begin his new role on December 1.

The session will be broadcast on the health unit YouTube channel

“Dr. Piggott looks forward to connecting with parents, caregivers and youth and sharing the latest information on the pediatric COVID-19 vaccine,” said Donna Churipuy, director of programs for the health unit.

“This will be one of your first opportunities to engage with the community and address the questions residents have about the pediatric COVID-19 vaccine as we work together to keep everyone safe from the coronavirus.”

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Piggott will be joined by local pediatrician Dr. Henry Ukpeh, who will share his professional experience and knowledge of pediatric vaccines to help parents and guardians make an informed decision on how to allow their children ages five to 11 to receive the COVID vaccine. -19.

Your presentation will cover the latest updates on the vaccine launch, an overview of acine approved for use in children, and will conclude with a section on frequently asked questions.

The public is invited to ask their questions in advance as part of the online registration process. Online registration is available at and search for “5-11 COVID-19 Vaccine Information Session.”

The health unit, which serves Peterborough, Peterborough County, Curve Lake First Nation and Hiawatha First Nation, began COVID-19 vaccination clinics for children ages 5 to 11 on Monday. In December, the health unit will host a series of vaccination clinics for children in various Peterborough County schools (outside of school hours).

Appointments must be booked on Ontario Online Portal or by calling the provincial vaccine reservation call center at 1-833-943-3900.

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