Chief medical officer of health explains plans to vaccinate 11,000 children within a month

Child getting a vaccine shot

Earlier this week, children ages 5 to 11 started getting vaccines in Northumberland County. Dr. Natalie Bocking, chief medical officer of health, explains where parents can get their child inoculated, along with answering critical questions for parents.

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Earlier this week, vaccination clinics in Northumberland began for children born in 2016 up to 11. For some parents, the decision is simple: get the vaccine as soon as possible. For others, it is more challenging.

Vaccine hesitancy is different than being anti-vaxx. It is about parents making informed choices for their children. It can be complicated to make this determination with the deluge of information, misinformation, and disinformation. Also, it is an emotional topic. Parents want to do what is right.

The health unit plans to vaccinate 11,000 kids over the next month. It is essential to get information to parents, grandparents, and caregivers.  Dr. Natalie Bocking, the chief medical officer of health for the Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge District Health Unit, will go over the basics about where, when, and how you can get a shot. She will also speak to the science behind the vaccines, their approval and answer some common questions parents may be asking.

Originally aired: Dec. 3, 2021


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