Young people from 5 to 17 years of age are eligible for COVID-19 vaccination. They must have reached the age of 5 when the appointment is made.

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Vaccination des enfants âgés de 5 à 11 ans contre la COVID-19 – Message aux parents et enfants (in French)

Reasons for young people to get vaccinated

Even if young people are much less at risk for severe complications if they catch COVID-19 as compared to older people, vaccinating 5-17 year-olds has a number of benefits:

  • It will protect young people from rare but serious complications
  • Vaccinating young people will restrict the virus from spreading and help control the pandemic by stopping transmission in the youth’s immediate circle.
  • Vaccinating young people makes it possible to loosen other hygiene measures that control the spread of the virus and severely impact teaching, academic success, and student retention and overall well-being.
  • Vaccinating young people caps outbreaks and limits classroom closures, which also facilitates student success and retention.
  • Vaccinating young people means that sports and extracurricular activities can resume. These activities have a major positive effect on the mental and physical health of children and adolescents.

Informational tool for parents and families to support the decision-making process regarding the vaccination against COVID-19 among 5- to 11-year-olds in Quebec

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