COVID-19 Vaccination in Children 5-11 Years of Age​: Practical Guidance for Discussing Risks and Benefits

Duration

15 min

Profession

Physician

Nursing

Pharmacy

Student

Specialist

Physician

Nursing

Pharmacy

Student

Specialist

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N/A

Accreditation

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Expiry Date

2023-05-12

In 2021, Health Canada approved the use of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine in children 5-11 years of age. As this population continues to get vaccinated, clinicians need to be prepared to effectively discuss the benefits and risks of vaccination against COVID-19 with parents who have children within this age group.

This video reviews the COVID-19 disease burden in children 5-11 years of age and discusses how to address misinformation and concerns that parents may have about COVID-19 vaccination.


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This program has received an unrestricted educational grant or in-kind support from Pfizer.

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Christine Palmay, MD, CCFP, FCFP

Cora Constantinescu, BSc, MD, FRCPC

After viewing this expert brief, participants will better understand:

  • Discuss the importance of COVID-19 vaccination in children aged 5-11
  • Address common myths and concerns regarding COVID-19 vaccination.
  • Identify patients who should be offered a booster dose of an authorized COVID-19 vaccine per NACI recommendations.
  • Initiate a conversation regarding COVID-19 vaccination and booster vaccination with eligible patients and/or their parents.