COVID-19 vaccine uptake for young Ontario children lower than experts had expected

The relatively small number of children under five who are vaccinated against COVID-19 in Ontario is less than many experts expected.

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Shots for the youngest age group are available for two months, but only six percent of those children have received their first dose.

Ontario’s chief medical officer of health, Dr. Kieran Moore, said this is less than the number he thought he would see up to this point.

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“I certainly want more families to consider vaccinating their children from six months to four years of age,” in particular, high-risk children, he said in an interview.

“We know that we have more than five percent of children with an underlying medical illness that could predispose them to a worse outcome associated with COVID and encourage those parents to consider having a conversation with their health care provider. would fully encourage. risks and benefits. ,

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Revath Devanandan, an epidemiologist and…

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