Kids Come First starts immunization clinic for children
Kids Come First Health Team has opened a Children’s Immunization Clinic for infants and children under two (2) years of age in the Ottawa region who are unable to get their routine first series of immunizations due to COVID-19 closures. 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 they might be facing in safely getting their children’s primary series of immunizations during this unprecedented time.
The purpose of the Children’s Immunization Clinic is for children under two (2) years of age to receive or continue their primary series of vaccinations, which 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)
This immunization clinic does not replace the need for well-baby visits with primary care providers. Primary series of vaccines should first consult their primary care provider.
CHEO on Tuesday, April 28 and, going forward, will take place Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays.
Families can call Ottawa Public Health (OPH) at 613-580-6744 to arrange an appointment at the Children's Immunization Clinic.
The clinic is not offering preschool boosters (ages 4 – 6 years), adolescent boosters (ages 14 – 16 years) or the school-based series for Hepatitis B, HPV and meningococcal conjugate vaccines (normally given in grades 7 and 8).