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This is how booking the Pfizer COVID vaccine for kids under 12 will work in Toronto

Booking the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for kids under 12 in Toronto is critical info now that its approved for kids five years old and up in Canada.

Health Canada just announced it has authorized the use of Pfizer-BioNTech's two-dose vaccine, also known as Comirnaty against COVID-19 in children ages five to 11.

Parents will be able to book an appointment starting Nov. 23 through a provincial booking system as well as a dedicated Toronto page.

The first appointments will be scheduled for Nov. 25 and run through Dec. 5.

There will also be several ways to get your child vaccinated.

Vaccines for children five to 11 years old will be available at city-run immunization clinics as well as local pharmacies and through participating family health teams.

The location of the city-run immunization clinics will include:

  • The Metro Toronto Convention Centre
  • Woodbine Mall
  • Scarborough Town Centre
  • Cloverdale Mall
  • Mitchell Field Arena.

Hours at these city-run clinics will be as follows:

  • Thursday, Nov. 25 – 2 to 8 p.m.
  • Friday, Nov. 26 – 2 to 8 p.m.
  • Saturday, Nov. 27 – 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Sunday, Nov. 28– 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Monday, Nov. 29 – closed
  • Tuesday, Nov. 30 – 2 to 8 p.m.
  • Wednesday, Dec. 1 – 2 to 8 p.m.
  • Thursday, Dec. 2 – 2 to 8 p.m.
  • Friday, Dec. 3 – 2 to 8 p.m.
  • Saturday, Dec. 4 – 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Sunday, Dec. 5 – 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Appoinments at the clinics are mandatory and will be made via the blue 'Book and Appointment' button on this page or by calling 1-833-943-3900.

Parents or guardians will also be able to take kids to a Team Toronto vaccination clinic administered by a Toronto hospital or health care partner.

The city said they will be rolling out school-based mobile clinics next week.

The following neighbourhoods will have the first school-based clinics:

  • Bendale
  • Black Creek
  • Brookhaven-Amesbury
  • Clairlea-Birchmount
  • Dorset Park
  • Downsview-Roding-CFB
  • Eglinton East
  • Elms-Old Rexdale
  • Englemount-Lawrence
  • Flemingdon Park
  • Glenfield-Jane Heights
  • Humber Summit
  • Rouge
  • Scarborough Village
  • Taylor-Massey
  • Thorncliffe Park
  • West Hill
  • West Humber-Clairville
  • Humbermede
  • Islington-City Centre West
  • Kensington-Chinatown
  • Kingsview Village-The Westway
  • L’Amoreaux
  • Mount Olive-Silverstone-Jamestown
  • Malvern
  • Morningside
  • Mount Dennis
  • Oakridge
  • Parkwoods Donalda
  • Westminster-Branson
  • Weston
  • Wexford-Maryvale
  • Woburn
  • York University Heights

Parents, caregivers and students will receive clinic information directly from their school when a clinic is available to them.

The City of Toronto also has a web page dedicated to information about children and vaccines.

Lead photo by

John Tory

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