Vaccine registration now open to children in Lambton

Journal staff

Families can now register for COVID-19 vaccinations for children aged five to 11, Lambton Public Health, in partnership the Sarnia-Lambton Ontario Health Team, announced this week.

Vaccines will be offered at family-friendly community clinics, school-based clinics, primary care providers and pharmacies to eligible children in Lambton County.

To view a list of options and book your child’s appointment, visit the Lambton Public Health Youth Vaccination webpage.

Lambton College has made their event centre available for family-friendly vaccine clinics, and the Rapids Family Health Team will offer clinics at their Pontiac Drive clinic. The health unit is also planning school-based clinics in December that will offer appointments after school hours.

“The COVID-19 vaccine for children ages 5-11 has been tested rigorously, is safe, and is being used around the world,” said Bluewater Health chief of pediatrics, Dr. Tom Lacroix. “I strongly encourage all eligible children to get vaccinated against COVID-19. The vast majority of side effects from the vaccine are mild, but most children don’t have any side effects at all.

“When considering long-term risks, a pediatric COVID-19 infection is a much more serious concern.”