Pfizer-BioNTech’s pediatric COVID-19 vaccine (10 µg) approved by Health Canada for children aged 5-11 years

As most of you have certainly already heard, Health Canada has approved the use of Pfizer-BioNTech’s pediatric COVID-19 vaccine (10 µg) in Canada for children aged 5-11 years.

At this time our clinic will not be supplied with COVID-19 vaccines.

Also, please note, at this time, NACI recommends that children receive the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine (10 mcg) at least 14 days before or after another vaccine. This is a precaution to help to determine if a side effect that may arise is due to the COVID-19 vaccine or another vaccine. There may be circumstances when a dose of a COVID-19 vaccine and another vaccine need to be given at the same time – a healthcare provider can help with this decision.

Many parents have questions about the vaccine safety and efficacy, as well as how to obtain this vaccine for their children. We hope you find the following resources helpful:

As your medical team, we support the decision of Health Canada and encourage you to vaccinate your children if they are eligible.  Please contact us if you have any questions or concerns.