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Booster dose(s) are recommended based on the ongoing risk of infection due to waning immunity, the ongoing risk of severe illness from COVID-19, the societal disruption that results from transmission of infections, and the adverse impacts on health system capacity from the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Information on COVID-19 vaccines is evolving. Ensure to follow local public health measures. This webpage provides current information about COVID-19 vaccines for children. In order to make data available for Ontarians, other Canadians, people living in the United States, and the rest of the world, we have linked information from the Government of Ontario, Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and the World Health Organization (WHO).
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Supporting your Child getting Vaccinated
Vaccination can be stressful for children. Here are some resources to learn how to help your child have a comfortable experience receiving their COVID-19 vaccine:
What to Expect After Vaccination
Side effects following vaccination are common:
Timing with Other Vaccines
It is safe for adults and youth aged 12 to 17 years to receive other vaccines (e.g., the flu vaccine, routine immunizations) at the same time as receiving a COVID-19 vaccine.7
For more details and for more information about other age groups, click here:
- PHAC. COVID-19: Vaccine safety and side effects [Internet]. 2021 [cited 2022 Apr 5]. Available from: https://www.canada.ca/en/public-health/services/diseases/coronavirus-disease-covid-19/vaccines/safety-side-effects.html
- COVID-19: Effectiveness and benefits of vaccination – Canada.ca [Internet]. [cited 2022 Apr 5]. Available from: https://www.canada.ca/en/public-health/services/diseases/coronavirus-disease-covid-19/vaccines/effectiveness-benefits-vaccination.html
- PHAC. Vaccines for children: COVID-19 [Internet]. 2021 [cited 2022 Apr 5]. Available from: https://www.canada.ca/en/public-health/services/vaccination-children/covid-19.html
- CDC. Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome (MIS) [Internet]. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. 2020 [cited 2022 Apr 5]. Available from: https://www.cdc.gov/mis/mis-c.html
- CDC. Understanding How COVID-19 Vaccines Work [Internet]. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. 2022 [cited 2022 Apr 5]. Available from: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/different-vaccines/how-they-work.html
- CDC. COVID-19 Vaccines for Children & Teens [Internet]. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. 2022 [cited 2022 Apr 5]. Available from: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/recommendations/children-teens.html
- Canada PHA of. COVID-19 vaccine: Canadian Immunization Guide [Internet]. 2021 [cited 2022 Apr 5]. Available from: https://www.canada.ca/en/public-health/services/publications/healthy-living/canadian-immunization-guide-part-4-active-vaccines/page-26-covid-19-vaccine.html
Disclaimer: The information regarding COVID-19 is changing constantly as more data become available. The information provided in this website is not meant to replace diabetes healthcare team or public health agencies recommendations, and is intended for information purposes only. Please check with your healthcare providers for any deviations from your care plans.