CHEO, community pediatricians, Ottawa Public Health (OPH) and CANImmunize, all partners in the Kids Come First Health Team, saw the need to provide another option and reduce barriers families might be facing in safely getting their children’s primary series of immunizations during this unprecedented time.
Families should first contact their primary care giver about immunizations. If the primary care giver cannot give immunizations because of COVID-19, they can call Ottawa Public Health at 613-580-6744 to make an appointment for the Children’s Immunization Clinic.
The first Clinic will run at CHEO on Tuesday, April 28, 2020. After that it will run Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. For more information about the clinics, go to Kids Come First on the CHEO website.
The primary series of immunizations includes:
- 5-in-1 vaccine (diphtheria-pertussis-tetanus-polio-Haemophilus influenzae type B) (2, 4, 6, 18 months)
- pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (2, 4, 12 months)
- rotavirus vaccine (2, 4, 6 months)
- meningococcal conjugate type C (12 months)
- measles-mumps-rubella vaccine (12 months)
- chicken pox vaccine (15 months)
To keep track of your family’s vaccinations, please use CANImmunize, a digital vaccination record for Canadians.