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Covid-19 vaccinations to start for Yukon kids

Key Takeaway:

  • COVID-19 vaccinations for kids in the Yukon between the ages of 5 and 11 will start in early December.
  • Yukon has 121 cases, and the territory’s acting chief medical officer of health, Dr. André Corriveau, says healthcare workers are seeing the rate of active cases falling.

COVID-19 vaccinations for kids in the Yukon between the ages of 5 and 11 will start in early December.
Premier Sandy Silver said Wednesday that vaccinating children is what the nation “has been waiting for,” and he encouraged the parents to get their kids vaccinated quickly.

Yukon has 121 cases, and the territory’s acting chief medical officer of health, Dr. André Corriveau, says healthcare workers are seeing the rate of active cases falling.

The territory has also developed its vaccination verification smartphone app, which will help businesses confirm a person’s vaccination status. Silver says no personal data would be stored on the application.
He said that the territory is waiting for its supply of vaccinations to arrive in the coming days. He said the government is telling parents not to fall for wrong information on immunization.

“We’ve been for 20 months now talking about the effectiveness of these vaccinations,” Silver said. “If Health Canada has approved it, it’s safe, and it is effective.”

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Silver said parents should look at research highlighting the differing health outcomes of vaccinated people and those who aren’t.

The Education Department is also providing knowledge to children about vaccines and their use, he said.
Corriveau said children would wait eight weeks between their doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech.

There has been 1,454 COVID-19 cases in Yukon since the pandemic began, with 1,338 people recovering. There were 12 deaths due to the Covid -19 virus.

Source-CTV News

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