It is important that children stay up-to-date with their COVID-19 vaccination to have the best protection ahead of the respiratory illness season.
Vaccination is the most effective way to protect ourselves and our loved ones from the most serious effects of COVID-19. Learn more about COVID-19 health and safety measures for schools and COVID-19 vaccines for school-aged children. Halton Region Public Health recommends all parents and guardians get their child vaccinated against COVID-19.
Everyone six months of age and older is recommended to complete their
primary series. For most children, this requires two doses of an mRNA vaccine eight weeks apart. Children who are moderately to severely immunocompromised are recommended to get a third dose to complete their primary series.
Booster doses are recommended to everyone five years of age and older to help restore protection that may have decreased since your last dose. Booster doses are recommended six months after completing the last dose of COVID-19 vaccine or having a COVID-19 infection.
- Children five to 11 years of age can get a monovalent COVID-19 booster dose.
- Youth 12 years of age and older can get a bivalent COVID-19 booster dose.