Some Alberta families are vaccinating their children in the summer as parents await approval of the Canadian Health Department's COVID-19 vaccine for children under the age of five. I decided to embark on an expedition.
David Croutier plans to drive from Calgary to Montana and vaccinate two children under the age of five with COVID-19.
"In Canada, we haven't seen any progress in getting vaccines for children under the age of five," he said. "My spouse and I looked up online and called a US provider.
" They vaccinated us as Canadians if we crossed the border.
In the United States, COVID-19 vaccination for children under the age of 5 began on Tuesday.
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Canadian Ministry of Health is now Moderna6 months to 5 year old child We are reviewing a pediatric vaccine for children, but have not yet received a submission from Pfizer in the age group under 5 years.
Crutier said his children are heading to day care and kindergarten in the fall, and he is looking for additional protection for them.
"We trust the data and reviews of (US) US institutions," he said. "Here in Alberta, there are age groups who don't have one of the most basic tools to protect themselves.
" That's a big priority for us. "
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Dr. Cora-Mihaela Constantinescu is a pediatric infectious disease specialist and clinical assistant professor at Cumming School of Medicine, University of Calgary.
She said the parents of young children traveling elsewhere to get the vaccine show how badly they want to return to normal.
"These vaccines have been available to adults for months," said Constantinesk. "They completely changed this pandemic.
" But for those under the age of five, their lives are very different.
"Parents are for their children. The person who makes the decision. Obviously, it's a very personal decision, but it shows how desperate the parents were to survive this pandemic to protect their children. "
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Mama Liz Benfield gives children 4 and 2 years old the first dose of COVID-19 A vaccine that said he was excited to get it. Her family is heading to Montana this weekend.
"We are kind of lucky because we have a (expanded) family there," she said. She "vaccinates on Tuesday morning and then goes home."
Benfield, who works in the health care field, keeps her children home from COVID-19. I said I put it near.
"Since March 2020, we feel essentially blocked. We're pretty excited," she said. "I found it dangerous to do something with the kids because the measures were removed so often that they were removed."
"When this becomes available in Canada, It shows great relief for parents, "Constantinesk said.
– Use files from Saba Aziz, Global News
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