Ontario health official casts doubt on whether vaccination requirements will ever be extended to children aged 5 to 11

Ontario health official casts doubt on whether vaccination requirements will ever be extended to children aged 5 to 11

Advertisement Ontario’s top public health official says that it would be “putting the cart before the horse” to extend vaccination requirements to children aged five to 11, given that COVID-19 vaccines were only recently approved for use in the age group. All individuals 12 and up need to produce proof of vaccination in order to access a number of non-essential settings in Ontario. But right now children under 12 are exempted from the policy, which predates Health Canada’s approval of Pfizer’s pediatric vaccine. During a briefing on Thursday Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Kieran Moore was asked whether the proof of vaccination requirement could eventually be expanded to apply to younger children as well but he said that further study would be needed for that to happen. It should …
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