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COVID-19 Vaccine for Children 6 Months to 5 Years

As of 8:00 a.m. on Thursday, July 28, 2022, parents and caregivers of children aged six months to under five years will be able to book appointments for the paediatric COVID-19 vaccine

Appointments for TBDHU led clinics will be available through the COVID-19 vaccination portal and the Provincial Vaccine Contact Centre (1-833-943-3900), participating health care providers, as well as at participating pharmacies and Indigenous-led vaccination clinics.
Read the full media release.

TBDHU is ready to vaccinate this age group and provide a positive immunization experience with “kid friendly” clinics with private spaces for breastfeeding.
 

Resources for Vaccinators

Additional guidance documents will be released this week and shared in an alert once they are available.  

TBDHU will support COVax data entry for providers immunizing 0-6 and vaccine supply ordering information. More information will be coming this week.


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COVID-19 Vaccine Boosters for Immunocompromised Youth 12-17 years 


As of 8:00 am on Thursday, July 28, 2022, immunocompromised youth aged 12 to 17 will become eligible to schedule their second booster dose (fifth dose) if at least six months have passed since their first booster (fourth dose).


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Reminder: TBDHU Mass Immunization Clinic Temporary Closure


The CLE Coliseum COVID-19 immunization clinic will be closed from Thursday, July 28 through to Tuesday, August 16. The clinic will reopen to the public on Wednesday, August 17 at 9:00am and remain operational until Friday, September 2.

TBDHU will host community clinics during the closure period in August to accommodate those seeking COVID-19 vaccination. Details on community clinics will be available by visiting TBDHU.COM/covidclinics and searching for the Community Pop-Up Clinics tab. Clinic information will be added as details are confirmed. Special clinics have also been planned for the 6 months to under 5 years cohort and details are available at TBDHU.COM/covidclinics.

Both the CLE Coliseum COVID-19 immunization clinic and the community pop-up clinics will offer COVID-19 vaccine as well as school-based immunizations throughout July and August.
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COVID-19 Transmission


CMOH Dr. Moore has released a memo regarding increasing transmission of Omicron BA.4/BA.5 in Ontario, leading to increased hospitalizations. The CMOH is advising all health system partners to continue responding to the current increase and help mitigate the impacts by communicating with patients on vaccination, testing and treatment, and masking and IPAC. Read the entire memo:
CMOH Memo RE: COVID-19 Omicron BA.4/BA.5 Transmission Wave Seven

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World Hepatitis Day - July 28


World Hepatitis Day, observed on July 28 every year, aims to raise global awareness of hepatitis — a group of infectious diseases known as hepatitis A, B, C, D, and E — and encourage prevention, diagnosis and treatment.

On July 28, TBDHU encourages service providers who work with people living with or at risk of hepatitis C to check out one or more of CATIE’s self-paced online courses at eduCATIE.ca to build your knowledge of hepatitis C.

Hepatitis Resources:

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