COVID-19 vaccine registration open for kids aged 5-11, B.C. health officials say

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B.C. health officials say parents can now register their children aged five to 11 for the COVID-19 vaccine.

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In a statement on Sunday, spokesman Jeffrey Ferrier says parents can register their children through the Get Vaccinated portal, although it is unclear when the shot will be approved for children.

Ferrier says people are scheduled for vaccinations based on their turn, not when they register.

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He says the province will notify parents when it is their turn to book appointments for their children.

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Pfizer Canada said last week that it was preparing to seek permission from Health Canada for its COVID-19 vaccine for children aged five to 11 by mid-October.

Premier John Horgan said officials in B.C. are working on logistics to deliver vaccines to children, if that approval comes.

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