Scotiabank Arena to host mass COVID-19 vaccination clinic for young kids Dec. 12-15
Scotiabank Arena has agreed to host a mass vaccination clinic for children and adolescents, including those under the age of 18, in the coming weeks as part of the province’s initiative to get them vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus.
The clinic will take place on Dec. 12-15 and will be attended by young people between the ages of 12 and 18, who will be vaccinated against the virus under the supervision of a physician at the clinic.
There will also be a youth screening, where all young people will be screened for the COVID-19 virus and tested for it, if necessary, before being directed to the vaccination clinic.
The vaccination clinic will begin at 10 a.m. on Dec. 12 and will run for four days, with the last day of clinic at noon on Dec. 15. Scotiabank Arena will also be open between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. daily.
All young people will be tested for the COVID-19 virus, and anyone who is found to have the virus will be directed to the hospital where a physician will discuss how they may be able to receive antiviral treatment and be monitored for symptoms.
All young people will also be screened for COVID-19 symptoms and vaccinated for the virus and referred to the clinics.
It is mandatory for all children under 18 to receive this vaccination.
On Saturday, Health Minister Ginette Petitpas Taylor said that if the province had not begun this initiative, the health care system would be overwhelmed, as many young people would be suffering from colds.
“The plan is that they will be given the vaccine before the public can see them, and they will get them in this province,” said Petitpas Taylor.
In her address to the press, Petitpas Taylor said the plan has been carefully discussed with Ontario’s chief medical officer of health, Dr. David Williams to ensure that the young people will be receiving the correct vaccine.
The minister told reporters that the province’s vaccination clinic will be held at Scoti