Scotiabank Arena to host mass COVID-19 vaccination clinic for young kids Dec. 12
The City of Toronto will host Toronto Public Health (TPH) at Scotiabank Arena on Dec. 12 for a mass mass vaccination clinic for young children and teenagers during the COVID-19 outbreak in schools.
TPH and its partners will have a mobile vaccination clinic available at the Scotiabank Arena from 10:30 a.m. to noon.
The clinic will serve as part of the first province-wide response to COVID-19’s impact on children and their families. It will be open to children 5 to 11 years of age and their guardians, whose attendance is not required.
TPH and public school students will have the opportunity to receive their vaccinations by showing their health card to a TPH worker, who will give them each a pair of disposable pants, a sanitary cover, and a face mask.
The program will also have three mobile clinics for children and teens during the week of Dec. 3, when it is anticipated that most young people in Ontario will have completed the required quarantine period. These clinics will be open from 6:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. each day.
The province will also have a public information office open from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Dec. 11 from 955 Front St., which will provide updated information about the pandemic.
To join the vaccination clinics on Dec. 12, all children and teenagers must be accompanied by a parent or guardian who completes the parental consent form. The parental consent form can be found online at www.toronto.ca/coronavirus, under Health/Coronavirus.
Participants are encouraged to bring their own sanitary cover.
The following information is for parents and caregivers:
For parents whose children are attending school:
• Children who are not attending school face school or daycare, and therefore must self-isolate for 14 days.
• Children who are attending school will be separated from their families