Scotiabank Arena to host mass COVID-19 vaccination clinic for young kids Dec. 12-24
TORONTO – Scotiabank Arena will host a Mass Vaccination Clinic for Young Children on Dec. 12-24 to encourage proper COVID-19 vaccination of young kids.
The Health Canada-funded mass vaccination clinic will allow approximately 350 Ontario middle and high school students to safely get vaccinated against the novel coronavirus and the flu at their school or community. They will also receive information on how to get their next vaccine against the new coronavirus during the pandemic.
The province’s chief medical officer of health, Dr. David Williams, announced the Mass Vaccination Clinic as a pandemic health initiative to provide young children with the best possible safety in the best possible environment.
Dr. Williams said all parents should have access to the Mass Vaccination Clinic, and the clinic can also be used to vaccinate children in the public who are not in the school or high school building.
The Mass Vaccination Clinic is part of the province’s public health response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
“The Mass Vaccination Clinic is essential to ensure that as we enter this new era of COVID-19, we are building the strongest public health community possible,” said Dr. Williams. “We will not only support families with physical health, but will also build the resilient community that our young people need to thrive in the years ahead.”
Ontario Premier Doug Ford announced during the COVID-19 pandemic that Ontario will not be able to meet its ambitious universal child care targets without the Mass Vaccination Clinic. He announced during a virtual town hall meeting on April 28 that Ontario will be providing free mass vaccinations to children under age 1.
“It’s just good public health and safety,” said Premier Ford. “We’ve had an exponential growth of this virus (COVID-19) in the past two months and I’m confident that with the help of the province, parents, teachers, health care