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

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

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

Health Canada has approved a Pfizer-BioNTech (Comirnaty) vaccine made for children ages five to 11. Children in B.C. who are five to 11 years of age will be offered this pediatric vaccine. 

The Pfizer 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 must have had their fifth birthday before being eligible to receive the vaccine.
  • Children who are moderately to severely immunocompromised should receive a third dose of COVID-19 vaccine at least four weeks after their second dose.
  • A booster dose for this age group is not yet recommended.

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.

Resources for children aged 5-11

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.

Resources

Translations of these resources are available at fraserhealth.ca/translations.

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