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BC will provide COVID-19 boosters to children aged 5 to 11 next week

B.C. Health Minister Adrian Dix said families should expect to receive invitations next week for booster shots for children ages 5 to 11, with reservations until the weekend.

This booster is available to all children aged 5 to 11 who are at least 6 months old from their second dose of COVID-19. increase.

States will send invitations through vaccination registration systems.

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"Next week, We have more information and guidelines from Public Health.But we are taking the NACI recommendations and moving forward.We have a vaccine and hope to get more vaccines.

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About 208,000 children aged 5 to 11 have COVID-19. 19 vaccines were given in one dose and approximately 160,000 were given two doses.

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This means that approximately 57 years of age the proportion of eligible individuals has received at least one dose.

Health Canada said Friday that her child, ages 5 to 11, should have her COVID-19 vaccination from Pfizer at least six months after she received her second dose. Said it was approved.

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Under new guidance also released on Friday, the National Immunization Advisory Committee (NACI) will give children with underlying medical conditions, including immunocompromised children, a third dose. strongly recommended.

NACI states that for all other children, the first booster of her COVID-19 vaccine from the Pfizer and Biontech consortium (10 mcg) should be at least 6 years old from the last dose. Said it could be offered in a month's time. The

state will use the clinics currently set up to vaccinate children from the age of six months to her five years old.

“The most vaccinated group in that category, children aged 5 to 11, are those who have never been vaccinated.

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