Learn about COVID-19 immunization for six month to 17 year olds.

Register. Book. Get your shot. Find a location near you: fraserhealth.ca/vax.

Vaccines for children under five are now available. Register your child now to get notified when they're eligible.

Booster doses for children ages 5-11 have been approved by Health Canada. You'll get a notification from the Get Vaccinated system when it's time for your child's booster dose.

B.C. is offering everyone 5 and older a fall booster dose. You will receive a personalized booking invitation when it's time to book your dose.

COVID-19 Immunization for children between 6 months and 4 years old

Health Canada has approved a Moderna (Spikevax) vaccine made for children ages six months to four years old. Children in B.C. who are six months to four years of age will be offered this pediatric vaccine. 

The Moderna mRNA vaccine for children uses a smaller dosage of the same vaccine used for youth and adults. Children in this age group need a smaller dose of the vaccine to get the same protection from COVID-19.

  • Children will be offered two doses about eight weeks apart.
  • Children who are moderately to severely immunocompromised should receive a third dose of COVID-19 vaccine at least four weeks after their second dose.

View the COVID-19 vaccines FAQ for children aged six months to four years.

COVID-19 Immunization for 5-11-year-olds

Health Canada has approved the following mRNA COVID-19 vaccines for children ages five to 11:

  • Pfizer-BioNTech (Comirnaty™) COVID-19 vaccine
  • Moderna (Spikevax™) COVID-19 vaccine

The mRNA vaccines for children use a smaller dosage of the same vaccine used for youth and adults. Children in this age group need a smaller dose of the vaccine to get the same protection from COVID-19.

A booster dose is recommended at least six months after the primary (initial) series.

Resources for children aged 5-11

COVID-19 Immunization for 12-17-year-olds

Health Canada has approved the following mRNA COVID-19 vaccines for youth aged 12 and older:

  • Pfizer-BioNTech (Comirnaty™) COVID-19 vaccine
  • Moderna (Spikevax™) COVID-19 vaccine

Everyone aged 12 and older who already received doses one and two can get a booster dose, six months after their initial series.

View the COVID-19 vaccines FAQ for youth aged 12 to 17.

How to make an appointment

Your child must be registered in the Provincial Get Vaccination system to receive a booking invitation. It is the same registration older children and adults used for their vaccinations. 

Learn how to register.

Find a list of our clinic locations here: fraserhealth.ca/vax

If you have multiple children, they each need an appointment

You can take more than one child to get vaccinated at once. Appointments don’t need to be at the same time, but they must be for the same day and the same clinic. 

You can arrive at the clinic at any of the appointment times you booked, and all family members will be vaccinated at the same time. For example, if you have two children that you would like to get vaccinated after school on December 16:

  • Book one appointment for 3:30 p.m. on December 16
  • Book another appointment at any available time at the same clinic on December 16
  • Take both children to the appointment at 3:30 p.m.

Additional support

If a child or youth requires additional support or accommodations in getting their vaccine, please visit our page about vaccinations for people who need additional support for more information, including how to request in-clinic appointment needs.

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