COVID-19 vaccination clinics for youth

Limestone Learning Foundation
COVID-19 vaccination clinics for youth
Posted on 05/27/2021
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Youth aged 12 and older are now eligible to receive COVID-19 vaccination in Ontario. To ensure eligible youth have access to vaccines as soon as possible, KFL&A Public Health will be offering special youth vaccination clinics beginning the week of June 7 and continuing to June 28.

Vaccination clinics have been planned in different locations across the KFL&A region to ensure they reach eligible youth and their families and to provide clinic appointments at locations that are closest to them geographically, to increase access. KFL&A Public Health is accessing its existing mass immunization clinics in Kingston and Napanee. These clinics will be open to all eligible youth attending schools in Kingston, Frontenac, and Lennox & Addington counties and their families.

The Youth and Family Vaccination Clinics will offer the Pfizer vaccine, which is currently the only COVID-19 vaccine that has been authorized by Health Canada for use in individuals aged 12 to 17 years of age. Youth must be at least 12 years of age at the time of the appointment. The second dose interval for youth will be shortened to 56 days, and these clinics will run from August 9 to August 22. Appointments for the second dose will be arranged at your first clinic appointment.

Appointments are for parents/guardians as well as the youth and the link can accommodate different booking options. For example, youth only (if both parents/guardians are already immunized) or a parent/guardian with multiple eligible youth. Families should book one appointment for youth and add appointments for family members who still require a first dose of the vaccine into available time slots.

KFL&A Public Health will monitor vaccine clinic appointments as well as the vaccine supply. Appointments and sites will be added to clinic schedules when the vaccine supply allows, so please check the clinic booking links often.

Appointment booking instructions

Central, East & West Kingston, South Frontenac, Loyalist & Stone Mills and Greater Napanee

Book your appointment at one of the Mass Immunization Clinics locations below using this link https://cutt.ly/school-age
  • Strathcona Paper Centre (SPC), 16 McPherson Drive, Napanee
  • Kingston INVISTA Centre, 1350 Gardiners Road, Kingston
  • Kingston Memorial Centre, 303 York Street, Kingston

North Kingston

Students attending Kingston Secondary School, Module Vanier, J.G. Simcoe PS, Rideau Heights PS and Molly Brant ES and their families have the opportunity to attend clinics at Kingston Community Health Centres. Families should call 613-542-2949 ext. 1183 to book an appointment.


Central & North Frontenac and Addington Highlands

Students attending Granite Ridge Education Centre (GREC), Land O'Lakes PS, North Addington Education Centre (NAEC) and Clarendon Central PS and their families may attend the Kingston Mass Immunization Clinics as listed above, or they have the opportunity to attend the following pop-up clinics:

  • Vaccine clinic at Granite Ridge Education Centre (GREC), 14432 Road 38, Sharbot Lake on June 17, 2021. Please use the same link as above https://cutt.ly/school-age to book your appointment.
  • Vaccine Clinic at The Lions Hall of Land O’Lakes, 12 Firehall Road, Northbrook  on June 18, 2021. Please call 613-336-8888 or 613-333-1333 or email lakelands.covid@gmail.com to book an appointment.
        

Read and review the forms in the booking confirmation email carefully.

To make informed decisions about getting vaccinated, please review the COVID-19 vaccine information provided in the links below. Please review the consent form as informed consent will be requested when booking an appointment electronically, as well as at the time of vaccination. You do not need to bring a paper copy of the consent form to your appointment.    

If you are unable to book online, please contact KFL&A Public Health at 343-477-0172 between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.

Frequently Asked Questions:

What if I am not comfortable in a clinic setting, getting needles, or I cannot attend these clinics?

We know that some students may not be comfortable in a mass clinic setting, or may have some worries about getting needles. If you or your child has special needs or concerns, please contact KFL&A Public Health at 343-477-0172 between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. The team at KFL&A Public Health will do their best to make accommodations, if possible and help ease any worries.

Why is vaccination against COVID-19 so important?

Getting vaccinated will help keep you as safe as possible. Children and youth who get infected with COVID-19 typically experience mild symptoms. However, some can get very sick and require hospitalization. Like adults, children and youth with the virus can transmit it to others, even if they don’t feel sick. Protecting yourself through vaccination will help limit the spread of COVID-19 to others, which helps keep your family, schools, and community as safe as possible.

All vaccines work by presenting our body with something that looks like the infection so that our immune system can learn how to produce its own natural protection. This natural protection then helps to prevent illness if you come into contact with the COVID-19 virus in the future. You cannot get COVID-19 from the vaccine.

How will vaccines help keep schools as safe as possible?

Infection prevention protocols have helped keep the risk spread of COVID-19 within the school setting low in our region. Getting vaccinated will help reduce the risk even more. The province has made a commitment to provide second doses to eligible youth before the end of the summer, which will help keep you as safe as possible.

Please visit the KFL&A Public Health website for more vaccine information.

 

 

 

 

 

The Limestone District School Board is situated on traditional territories of the Anishinaabe & Haudenosaunee.