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A Message from Haldimand Norfolk Health Unit: Youth aged 12-17 now eligible to book a vaccination appointment

Dear Families and Students (12 to 17 years of age): 

Thank you for your continued patience and understanding throughout this challenging year. As we continue to practice public health measures, we are confident that things will return to normal soon. At this moment, we would like to provide you with an update regarding COVID-19 vaccine appointments for youth aged 12-17.

The Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine has been approved for youth aged 12-17 years old. If you are 12 or older, you can now book a COVID-19 vaccine appointment. By following this link, you will be able to see all of the local clinics in Haldimand and Norfolk, as well as clinics in other communities. 

At the clinic, the health care provider will talk to you about the purpose of the vaccine, the risks and benefits, and answer any questions you have. Parents, adult family members and/or caregivers who have not received the COVID-19 vaccine yet, can also book an appointment or go to the clinic together. 

If you have any questions, reach out to your parents, a trusted adult and/or your family doctor, pediatrician, or nurse practitioner. Your local public health unit will also have accurate information regarding COVID-19 and vaccines. While there is also a lot of information on the Internet and social media, not all of it is accurate. If you are looking for information about COVID-19 vaccines, be sure to rely on trusted, expert sources. 

You can also learn more at Ontario.ca/COVIDYouthVaccine.  

Thank you,

Haldimand-Norfolk Health Unit

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