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COVID-19 vaccine 5-11: Where you can get a COVID-19 vaccine for kids 5 to 11 in Ottawa and eastern Ontario – CTV Edmonton

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OTTAWA —
The Ontario COVID-19 vaccination portal has opened for children aged five to 11.

The booking system was scheduled to open at 8 a.m. Tuesday,  but parents were able to log on as early as 6:30 a.m. to book spots for their kids. Ottawa Public Health said that as of 2 p.m., more than 24,000 appointments had already been booked.

The first shots are expected to go into arms Friday. The City of Ottawa says there will be more than 60,000 appointments for children by the end of this week.

Here are the different ways you can get a COVID-19 vaccine for your children.

OTTAWA PUBLIC HEALTH

Provincial portal

Just like with adults, appointments for children five to 11 in Ottawa can be made through Ontario’s COVID-19 vaccine portal

You can also call 1-833-943-3900 (Monday to Sunday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.)

Appointments booked through the provincial portal will be administered at one of the following community clinics:

  • University of Ottawa – Minto Sports Complex – 801 King Edward Avenue
  • JH Putman School, 2051 Bel-Air Dr.
  • Ruddy Family YMCA-YWCA, 265 Centrum Blvd.
  • Eva James Memorial Centre, 65 Stonehaven Dr.
  • Nepean Sportsplex Curling Rink – Entrance 4, 1701 Woodroffe Avenue (opens today)
  • Former St. Patrick’s Intermediate School, 1485 Heron Rd. (opens on Nov. 26)
  • Rideauview Community Centre, 4310 Shore Line Dr. (opens on Nov. 26)

Neighbourhood vaccination hubs

Ottawa Public Health will have 10 neighbourhood vaccination hubs that will offer COVID-19 vaccines for children aged five to 10. No appointments are needed and drop-ins are welcome.

To find a neighbourhood vaccine hub near you, check here.

After school pop-up clinics

Starting Dec. 2, OPH will be holding pop-up vaccination clinics at Ottawa schools after school hours. Clinics will rotate through 73 different schools. Details about when each clinic will be available have yet to be announced.

You can see a list of the schools where pop-up clinics will be located here.

Pharmacies

Select pharmacies in Ottawa will offer the COVID-19 vaccine for children aged five to 11.

To find a pharmacy offering the vaccine, visit this Ontario government website

CHEO

The Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario can provide COVID-19 vaccination to children with medically complex needs.

To find more information, click here.

Primary care clinics

Primary care clinics may also have access to the COVID-19 vaccine for children. Check with your provider.

First Nations, Inuit, and Métis clinics

The Wabano Centre for Aboriginal Health will host a clinic at the Richelieu-Vanier Community Centre, 300 des Pères-Blancs Ave., in partnership with Ottawa Public Health. 

Hours of operation:

  1. Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays: 12:45 p.m. to 7:15 p.m.
  2. Fridays and Saturdays: 9:45 a.m. to 4:15 p.m.

Call 613-691-5505 from Monday to Friday, 7:30 am to 6 pm or Saturday to Sunday 8:30 am to 4 pm if you have any questions.

The Akausivik Inuit Family Health Team, 24 Selkirk St., Suite 300, is providing vaccinations for Inuit youth; call 613-740-0999 for more information or to book an appointment.

Hours of operation:

Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

EASTERN ONTARIO HEALTH UNIT

Provincial portal

Appointments for children five to 11 in the Eastern Ontario Health Unit can be made through Ontario’s COVID-19 vaccine portal

You can also call 1-833-943-3900 (Monday to Sunday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.)

Alternate arrangements

The EOHU says the parents/guardians of children who have barriers preventing them from physically going to a vaccination clinic can call the EOHU at 1-800-267-7120 to discuss alternate arrangements.

Pharmacies

Select pharmacies in eastern Ontario will offer the COVID-19 vaccine for children aged five to 11.

To find a pharmacy offering the vaccine, visit this Ontario government website.

Primary care clinics

Primary care clinics may also have access to the COVID-19 vaccine for children. Check with your provider.

LEEDS, GRENVILLE & LANARK DISTRICT HEALTH UNIT

Through the health unit

The LGLDHU is not using the provincial portal to book COVID-19 vaccine appointments for children. Instead, you can visit the health unit’s website to book through its online portal instead. 

Specific child and youth clinics

The LGLDHU has reserved some clinics for vaccinating children and youth aged five to 25 years of age only. You can book your child an appointment at one of these clinics by using this link or calling 1-844-369-1234.

Clinic dates and locations are as follows:

Brockville Shopping Centre (125 Stewart Boulevard – Unit #6):

  • Friday, Dec. 10 – 12 p.m. – 7 p.m.
  • Sunday, Dec. 12 – 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
  • Saturday, Dec. 18 – 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
  • Wednesday, Dec. 29 – 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Smiths Falls Memorial Centre (71 Cornelia St W):

  • Saturday, Dec. 11 – 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
  • Saturday, Dec. 18 – 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
  • Thursday, Dec. 30 – 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Pharmacies

Select pharmacies in eastern Ontario will offer the COVID-19 vaccine for children aged five to 11.

To find a pharmacy offering the vaccine, visit this Ontario government website

Primary care clinics

Primary care clinics may also have access to the COVID-19 vaccine for children. Check with your provider.

RENFREW COUNTY AND DISTRICT HEALTH UNIT

Through the health unit

The RCDHU does not use Ontario’s COVID-19 vaccination portal to book appointments. Parents are encouraged to book an appointment through the health unit’s website.

Pharmacies

The RCDHU says the following pharmacies in its region will offer the COVID-19 vaccine for children aged five to 11.

  • Golden Lake Pharmasave – 11188 Highway 60 GD Station Main, Golden Lake
  • Rexall – 22 Baskin Drive E, Arnprior
  • Rexall – 215 Pembroke St E, Pembroke
  • Rexall – 1100 Pembroke St W, Pembroke
  • Rexall – 339 Raglan St, Renfrew
  • Rexall – 1011 Victoria St, Petawawa
  • Rowan’s Drugs – 115 Pembroke St W, Pembroke
  • Shoppers Drug Mart – 25 Civic Centre Rd, Petawawa

Primary care clinics

Primary care clinics may also have access to the COVID-19 vaccine for children. Check with your provider.

KINGSTON, FRONTENAC, LENNOX AND ADDINGTON PUBLIC HEALTH

Through the health unit

You can book appointments for vaccines for children aged five to 11 through the health unit’s website. You can book at one of the following community clinics in the region or at one of the listed children’s clinics below.

COVID-19 Vaccination Clinics:

  • Cataraqui Centre Clinic
  • Portsmouth Olympic Harbour Clinic
  • KFL&A Public Health’s Napanee Office clinic

Clinic locations and dates for children 5 to 11 years of age:

  • Nov. 25 – Napanee District Secondary School, 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Dec. 2 – Granite Ridge Education Centre, 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Dec. 4 – St. Lawrence College Drive-thru Vaccine Clinic, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Dec. 8 – Verona Medical Clinic, 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Dec. 9 – Kingston Secondary School, 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Dec. 16 – Holy Cross Secondary School. 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Dec. 30 – Regiopolis-Notre Dame Catholic High School, 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Pharmacies

Select pharmacies in eastern Ontario will offer the COVID-19 vaccine for children aged five to 11.

To find a pharmacy offering the vaccine, visit this Ontario government website.

Primary care clinics

Vaccine appointments for children 5 to11 years of age are available to patients of participating health care providers. If your child is a patient of a clinic listed below, please contact the health care provider directly to book and appointment.

HASTINGS PRINCE EDWARD PUBLIC HEALTH

Provincial portal

COVID-19 vaccine appointments for children five to 11 in the Hastings Prince Edward region can be made through Ontario’s COVID-19 vaccine portal.

You can also call 1-833-943-3900 (Monday to Sunday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.)

Pharmacies

Select pharmacies in eastern Ontario will offer the COVID-19 vaccine for children aged five to 11.

To find a pharmacy offering the vaccine, visit this Ontario government website.

Primary care clinics

Primary care clinics may also have access to the COVID-19 vaccine for children. Check with your provider.

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Leeds, Grenville issues advisory on possible COVID-19 exposure at Carleton Place car dealership – Ottawa Citizen

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If you have questions, contact the Infectious Diseases Program at 1-800-660-5853, ext. 2222

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Health officials in Leeds Grenville Lanark health unit have issued an advisory for possible COVID-19 exposure for anyone who was at Bean Chevrolet Buick GMC dealership, at 375 McNeely Ave. in Carleton Place from Nov. 13 to Nov. 27 inclusive.

If you were at the dealership on those dates, you should monitor for symptoms, even mild ones.

Testing is recommended if you have had any symptom of COVID-19 since Nov. 13.

Everyone in your household (unless they are fully vaccinated) must also stay home until you receive a negative COVID-19 test result.

Stay home if you are sick and practise physical distancing.

If you have questions, contact the Infectious Diseases Program at 1-800-660-5853, ext. 2222

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Infectious disease specialist says cases are still on the rise in Kingston – 963bigfm.com

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As of Monday, the KFL&A region has surpassed 300 active COVID-19 cases, which is a record high.

“We’re still on the rise. We’re still heading up and we haven’t yet seen that plateau,” said Dr. Gerald Evans, an infectious disease expert at Queen’s University.

With COVID-19 cases continuing to hit record highs in the Kingston area, Evans says there is still a window to get things under control before the holidays.

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“I think we could be looking at a peak now within the next couple of weeks, but that’ll still put us with a lot of cases over the holiday period,” Evans said.

He added that following health guidelines, especially a recent local health order limiting indoor social gatherings to 10 people, could put a dent in cases.

“The problem is, is that when we do an intervention to try and reduce case numbers, we only see that effect about 10 to 14 days later,” Evans said.

If cases continue to rise despite the local health order, Evans said he trusts that Piotr Oglaza, medical officer of health, and KFL&A Public Health will be looking at other measures to slow the spread of COVID-19.

As for the new Omicron variant, Evans says that poses a lot of unknowns.

“This variant is everywhere already. And what we just need to do and hope is that we can control the spread until we understand more about it,” Evans said.

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COVID-19: MLHU reports 8 cases, 4.8% of kids 5-11 receive 1st dose in 2 days – Globalnews.ca

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The Middlesex-London Health Unit (MLHU) reported eight new COVID-19 cases on Tuesday.

The health unit also provided updated vaccination data showing that, in just two days, 4.8 per cent of those aged five to 11 in the region received their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine.

In total, there have been 14,883 cases, including 152 active cases (a decrease of three), 14,479 recoveries (an increase of 11) and 252 deaths (unchanged).

The most recent deaths were reported Nov. 22 and involved an unvaccinated man in his 60s and a fully vaccinated woman in her 80s.

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The rate of active cases among those aged 25 to 39 is higher than the rate among those 11 and under, a cohort that includes those aged four and under who are ineligible for vaccination and those five to 11 who have only been eligible for vaccination since Nov. 26.

There are 43 active cases among people in the 25-to-39 age group at a rate of 38.4 cases per 100,000. The age group with the next highest rate of active cases based on population size is those age 18-24 with 18 cases at a rate of 34.1 per 100,000.

For those under the age of 11, there are 18 active cases at a rate of 27.9 cases per 100,000.

Information on local variant of concern data can be found by visiting the health unit’s summary of COVID-19 cases in Middlesex-London page and clicking on the “Case Status” tab.

Hospitalizations

London Health Sciences Centre (LHSC) is caring for 19 inpatients with COVID-19, with nine in adult critical care or the intensive care unit, as of Tuesday.

On Nov. 29, LHSC chief medical officer Dr. Adam Dukelow reiterated that, over the previous four weeks, roughly two-thirds of LHSC’s COVID-19 admissions came from outside of London-Middlesex.

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There were five or fewer inpatients with COVID-19 in LHSC’s Children’s Hospital, with five or fewer in pediatric critical care as of Monday.

Five or fewer staff members had tested positive for COVID-19.

St. Joseph’s Health Care London is reporting zero cases involving health-care workers.

Outbreaks

The MLHU is reporting an outbreak at Fanshawe College’s Merlin House residence, declared Nov. 28 and at Western University’s Saugeen-Maitland Hall residence, declared Nov. 27.

As of Monday, the outbreak at Western involved eight students. Three cases were associated with the Fanshawe outbreak as of Monday.


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Schools

The following schools have active cases associated with them, according to the MLHU:

  • Glen Cairn Public School (one case)
  • Lord Dorchester Secondary School (one case)
  • Lord Nelson Public School (one case)
  • Mountsfield Public School (one case)
  • St. Andre Bessette Secondary School (one case)
  • Strathroy District Collegiate Institute (one case)
  • Tecumseh Public School (two cases)
  • Victoria Public School (one case)
  • Woodland Heights Public School (one case)

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The following child-care and early years centres have active cases associated with them, says the MLHU:

  • London Bridge: Huron Heights Early Childhood Learning Centre (one case)

The health unit says at least 271 cases have been reported since the start of the school year involving elementary and secondary schools, as well as child-care and early years centres.

As mentioned above, there are active outbreaks at Western University’s Saugeen-Maitland Hall residence and Fanshawe College’s Merlin House residence.

Vaccinations and testing

The MLHU released updated vaccination data on Tuesday, covering up to the end of day Nov. 27.

According to the MLHU, 90.2 per cent of residents aged 12 and older have had at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine as of Nov. 27 while 87.5 per cent are fully vaccinated.

The MLHU is providing additional data now that vaccinations have opened up for those aged five to 11. Among the entire population age five and over, 83.3 per cent of the population has had at least one dose while 80.8 per cent are fully vaccinated.

When looking specifically at those aged five to 11, 4.8 per cent of that cohort have had their first dose as of end of day Nov. 27. Vaccination for that cohort only began Nov. 26.


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The MLHU is also now providing data on third doses. Among those 80 and older, 22 per cent have had a third dose. That drops to 11.3 per cent among those age 75-79.

A pop-up vaccination clinic will open Wednesday at CF Masonville Place in a bid to get shots into the arms of Londoners out doing their holiday shopping.

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As for the vaccination status of cases, the MLHU says unvaccinated individuals have accounted for 46.85 per cent of all cases (238 of 508) and 50.0 per cent of hospitalizations (nine of 18) since Oct. 19.

Of the nine COVID-19-related deaths reported in the last six weeks, five involved individuals who were unvaccinated, one involved someone partially vaccinated and three involved people who were fully vaccinated.

On the health unit’s website, residents can find information on pop-up clinics, mass vaccination clinics and pharmacies; guidance for anyone vaccinated outside of the province or country; transportation support for those in need; and more.

Anyone looking to be tested for COVID-19 can find information about the locations of testing sites on the health unit’s website.

The latest COVID-19 test positivity rate in the region was 1.6 per cent for the week of Nov. 14, up from 1.2 per cent for the week of Nov. 7.

Ontario

The province reported 687 cases Tuesday, of which 310 involved unvaccinated individuals.

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According to Tuesday’s report, 94 cases were recorded in Toronto, 71 in Windsor-Essex, 60 in Peel Region, 57 in Simcoe Muskoka, and 47 in Halton Region. All other health units reported fewer than 45 new cases.

The province also reported three more deaths on Tuesday as the number of fatalities in the province hit the grim milestone of 10,000 since the start of the pandemic.

Elgin and Oxford

On Tuesday, Southwestern Public Health reported:

  • 5,370 total cases (an increase of 27 cases with one case removed due to data cleanup)
  • 204 active cases (a decrease of seven)
  • 5,068 resolved cases (an increase of 33)
  • 98 deaths to date (unchanged)

The most recent death was reported Monday and involved a woman in her 80s from Elgin County. Further details can be found on SWPH’s COVID-19 dashboard.

On Monday, SWPH announced capacity restrictions for Aylmer, Bayham, Blandford-Blenheim, Malahide, Norwich, South-West Oxford, Tillsonburg, and West Elgin, effective Dec. 2. The eight municipalities were chosen due to weekly incidence rates of 80+ cases per 100,000 people, and/or full vaccination rates of fewer than 80 per cent for residents aged 12 and older.

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Of the 204 active cases in the region, 98 were in Elgin County (including 46 in St. Thomas, 29 in Aylmer and 18 in Bayham) and 106 were in Oxford County (including 33 in Tillsonburg and 32 in Woodstock).

SWPH does not disclose the vaccination status of individuals but told Global News on Nov. 9 that roughly 78 per cent of active cases at the time involved individuals who were not fully vaccinated.

Twelve people were hospitalized with COVID-19, with three in the ICU as of Tuesday.

SWPH declared an outbreak at Caressant Care Bonnie Place in St. Thomas on Nov. 28, involving one resident and two staff cases.

An outbreak at Aylmer Retirement Residence, declared Nov. 18, involving eight resident cases and two staff cases, is ongoing.

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Information on school cases can be found on the websites of the Thames Valley District School Board and the London District Catholic School Board.

The region’s test positivity rate was 5.4 per cent for the week of Nov. 14, down from 5.8 per cent for the week of Nov. 7.

As of Nov. 28, 75.2 per cent of those aged five and older in the region were fully vaccinated while 77.6 per cent have had at least one dose.

Information on where and how to get vaccinated can be found on the health unit’s website.

Huron and Perth

On Tuesday, Huron Perth Public Health reported:

  • 2,560 total cases (an increase of six)
  • 60 active cases (a decrease of 10)
  • 2,430 recoveries (an increase of 16)
  • 70 deaths to date (unchanged)

The most recent death was reported Nov. 29 and involved a community member and was connected to a workplace outbreak, according to a spokesperson for the health unit.

Among the 60 active cases, 36 were reported in North Perth and seven in Perth East. Full case counts by municipality can be found on the health unit’s dashboard.

There were five people hospitalized with COVID-19 and there was one active case involving a health-care worker as of Tuesday.

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HPPH is reporting five outbreaks, involving a school, two child care centres and two workplaces.

An outbreak at Elma Township Public School in North Perth, declared Nov. 23, involves 20 students, up from 14 on Monday and six students on Friday.

An outbreak at North Perth Westfield Before and After Program, declared Nov. 22, involves one student case.

An outbreak at North Perth Spinrite Child and Family Centre in North Perth, declared Nov. 22, involves three child cases.

No further information was provided about the workplace outbreaks.

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Data on school cases can be found on the websites of the Avon-Maitland District School Board and the Huron-Perth Catholic District School Board.

The region’s test positivity rate was 2.9 per cent for the week of Nov. 14, down from 3.2 per cent for the week of Nov. 7.

HPPH’s vaccine dashboard showed that as of Nov. 28, 83.4 per cent of those aged 12 and older were fully vaccinated while 85.9 per cent have had at least one dose.

Information on how and where to get a vaccine can be found on the health unit’s website.


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Sarnia and Lambton

On Tuesday, Lambton Public Health (LPH) reported:

  • 4,372 total cases (an increase of four)
  • 37 active cases (a decrease of two)
  • 4,258 resolved cases (an increase of five)
  • 77 deaths (an increase of one)

An official said the death involved someone in their 80s who passed away in hospital.

As of Tuesday, four COVID-19 patients were in the care of Bluewater Health.

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LPH is reporting three active outbreaks.

An outbreak Bluewater Health hospital, declared Nov. 18, involves fewer than five patient cases and fewer than five staff cases.

An outbreak was declared Nov. 28 at Generations Day Care’s St. Philip Site and involves fewer than five cases.

A workplace outbreak was also declared Nov. 28 and involves two cases. No further information was provided.

All active cases at schools within the Lambton Kent District School Board can be found online, as can cases at schools within the St. Clair Catholic District School Board.

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The test positivity rate for the week of Nov. 14 was 2.7 per cent, up from 2.2 per cent the week before.

Among area residents aged 12 and older, 82.0 per cent are fully vaccinated and 84.6 per cent have had at least one dose.

Residents can book and re-book COVID-19 vaccine appointments or find information on vaccine availability at pharmacies using the health unit’s registration page. People can also contact the vaccine call centre at 226-254-8222.

Those who are able to get vaccinated on short notice are encouraged to sign up for Lambton Public Health’s daily Vaccine Standby List.

— with files from Global News’ Matthew Trevithick and Gabby Rodrigues

© 2021 Global News, a division of Corus Entertainment Inc.

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