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Ottawa to host vaccination clinic for kids aged 6 to 17

Ottawa to host vaccination clinic for kids aged 6 to 17

Scotiabank Arena to host mass COVID-19 vaccination clinic for young kids Dec. 12

Dec. 5–The Scotiabank Arena in Ottawa will host a clinic for kids aged 6 to 17 to get their vaccinations and to get tested for COVID-19.

The clinic runs from 8:30 a.m. to noon, Monday to Wednesday, Dec. 12.

The clinic is free, open to the public, and registration is not required.

The event is part of the Ontario government’s Coronavirus Vaccine Initiative (OVI) — a government-funded nationwide vaccination campaign to improve the ability to detect and control COVID-19 outbreaks.

The Government of Canada is committed to supporting the OVI and providing vaccines to eligible provinces.

“Vaccines protect against deadly COVID-19 and help to save lives. We hope this campaign will help to protect vulnerable children in Canada from being exposed to a new, potentially fatal disease,” Health Minister Patty Hajdu said in a statement.

“This campaign provides all children aged six months to 17 years with an opportunity to receive their immunisations. The vaccines can be administered by the public, at no charge,” she said.

The government said the vaccination clinic will also help those who have not already had any vaccines.

The OVI clinic run by the Public Health Agency of Canada will be able to administer all eligible vaccines, including those for the flu, to children between six months and 17 years.

The clinics will run from Monday to Wednesday, Dec. 12 at the Scotiabank Arena (1890 Bay St.):

• Meningococcal C disease

• Influenza (flu and/or shingles)

• Pneumococcal disease (pneumococcal and/or meningococcal diseases)

• Haemophilus influenzae B disease

• Varicella, herpes zoster, hepatitis A and B, tetanus-diphtheria and measles, mumps and rubella

The OVI clinic will be on site from 8:30 a.m. to noon, Monday to Wednesday, Dec. 12.

All vaccines are eligible for the campaign.

Anyone who has an eligible child at home who is not up to date on their vaccinations can visit the Immunization Clinic in their area or contact their Healthline Ontario local immunization clinic, or by

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