Yukon to offer COVID-19 vaccines for children aged 6 months to 5 years

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The Yukon government is expanding eligibility for the COVID-19 vaccine to children between six months and five-years-old.

Appointments are expected to start the week of July 25 if doses for the age group arrive as scheduled, the government said in a news release Friday afternoon.

Expanding the eligibility for the vaccine was recommended by Dr. Sunit Ranade, Yukon’s Chief Medical Officer of Health. It also follows Health Canada’s approval of the Moderna Spikevax COVID-19 for children in that age group and is supported by the National Advisory Committee on Immunization (NACI).

“The upcoming availability of the new vaccine for children under five is great news,” said Ranade. “I encourage parents and caregivers

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