TORONTO – A group of children in Toronto became the first Canadian under the age of 12 to receive the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.

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As part of a partnership with Toronto Public Health and the city’s Sick Children’s Hospital, 10 children were vaccinated prior to the vaccine’s national rollout.

Toronto Health Medical Officer Dr Eileen de Villa told reporters: “You can really feel the joy and relief that I know many of us have experienced as a result of getting the best protection against COVID-19.” has done.” Competition.

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Last week, Health Canada announced the approval of Pfizer-BioEntech’s two-dose vaccine for children between the ages of five and 11. The dosage is one-third the size of those given to other age groups.

Many provinces have already started scheduling children to be vaccinated. In Quebec, 80,000 children registered for immunizations on the first day of booking, with immunization programs in schools starting November 29.

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In a news release, the City of Toronto said a “limited number” of vaccine appointments would be available Wednesday, with a “larger number” of appointments on Thursday.