Friends in Christ,
The need for vaccination for all ages is critical as a new variant threatens so many aspects of our lives again. Below is information about vaccination for children that may be of assistance in encouraging families in your community. Vaccine hesitancy is a concern – and good information is essential.
Thank you for whatever you can do to assist in the sharing of good information.
May the promise of Christmas – in all its vulnerability – help us to remember God is with us yet….
Archbishop and Primate of the Anglican Church of Canada
Health Canada has approved a COVID-19 vaccine for children aged 5 to 11. To reach parents in Canada with credible information about COVID-19 vaccination, we are providing you with resources that can be shared within your networks.
Key facts about COVID-19 vaccines for children aged 5 to 11:
Health Canada approved the vaccine for children aged 5 to 11 after a thorough and independent scientific review of the evidence.
Although children and youth are less likely to get really sick from COVID-19, they can still:
be infected and not have any symptoms
spread COVID-19 to others
experience longer-term effects from COVID-19, and
be at risk of developing multisystem inflammatory syndrome, a serious but rare event that can occur several weeks following infection.
COVID-19 vaccines help the body fight off the virus. Being fully vaccinated will provide children with good protection against COVID-19.
For more information, visit Canada.ca/covid-vaccine and your provincial or territorial website for information based on where you live.
We also have the following resources available that can be used in your communications in a variety of ways including through emails, your website, social media or on digital signage.
COVID-19 vaccines for children
Web content: Have a positive vaccination experience
Development and approval of the COVID-19 vaccines
Infographic: Vaccine development and approval in Canada (available in 17 languages)
Video: How vaccines are developed
Our COVID-19 Awareness Tool Kit is also available online and provides links to more information resources about COVID-19 and COVID-19 vaccines.
We also have COVID-19 resource products in languages beyond English and French. These multilingual resources are available on our COVID-19 Awareness resource pages.