A free online community information session for parents and carers of children aged 5-11 will provide the latest facts and help answer questions on the COVID vaccine for children.
Council has partnered with Northern Health and will feature Dr David Tran, Clinical Director of Paediatrics at Northern Health and Clinical Lecturer at the University of Melbourne to present the latest information on the vaccine for children and answer questions our community may have.
From 10 January, children aged between 5-11 years are eligible to receive their COVID vaccine and data shows that within the first two days almost 40,000 children in this age group rolled up their sleeves to receive their vaccine*. Increasing the vaccination rate among younger children will help protect them and our community against the spread of COVID-19, particularly as children prepare to start back at school.
The online vax chat session will be live streamed via Council’s YouTube channel at 7pm on Thursday 20 January – https://youtu.be/Iv9LgexEty8.
We will be using online platform Menti for you to ask your questions, so please have a device with a web browser available. We will explain how you do this in the session.
COVID vaccines for children are available at a dedicated child-friendly vaccination space at the Council Offices in South Morang – to book visit coronavirus.vic.gov.au.