We would like to inform everyone on the safety of the COVID-19 Vaccination for our TWN children, now that Health Canada has approved the COVID19 vaccination for children ages 5-11 years old.
Vaccinating children in this age group will help to keep them safe at school and support community immunity for all of the Tsleil-Waututh Nation community.
Data from trials and jurisdictions like the US, where over 3 million children between 5-11 years old have been vaccinated, show that the vaccine is safe for children. The evidence is clear that the benefits of immunization outweighed any potential risks in this age group. Although children are less likely to get severe COVID-19 infections, they can still get sick from the virus or have long-term consequences, and they may also spread the infection to others.
We will be hosting a community pediatric vaccination clinic specifically for our TWN children on December 15, 2021.
Our TWN Children Vaccination Toolkit below contains all you need to know about the safety of the vaccination for kids, how to prepare, and about our upcoming clinic for TWN children. This toolkit includes:
- Your Immunization Decision – Community Immunity
- TWN Vaccination Clinic for Children Ages 5-11
- How to Prepare Your Child for the Appointment
- Permission and Consent Form
- What are the Benefits of the Vaccine?
- Great Reasons to Vaccinate Kids & FAQs
- Comics & Colouring
Read more in the toolkit here:
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