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COVID-19 Vaccines for Children & Youth

Children 5 to 17 years old are eligible to get the COVID-19 vaccine:

  • Children 5 to 11-years-old should receive the pediatric Pfizer (10 micrograms) dose. Children must be 5 years of age at the time of vaccination.

  • Youth 12 years-of-age and older should continue to receive the Pfizer (30 micrograms) dose.

  • Youth 12 years-of-age and older are eligible to get their third dose.

Children 5 to 17 years of age should talk about the benefits and risks of getting the vaccine with a parent

Book a COVID-19 vaccine at a BCHU run immunization clinic by using our online booking tool. Vaccines are also available at walk-in clinics, pharmacies, and some family doctors.

Please read the information below to learn more about the COVID-19 vaccine for children and help your family prepare to receive the vaccine.

Why should children get vaccinated?

Getting the vaccine 

Frequently Asked Questions