Quebec kids 12 and older can now book to get their COVID-19 vaccine shot

JJ Fixman, 14, receives a COVID-19 vaccine shot from Stara Sinanan at a COVID-19 vaccination site in Montreal, Saturday, May 22, 2021. Graham Hughes/The Canadian Press

All Quebecers aged 12 and up can now book a COVID-19 vaccine through the province’s online portal.

While some kids between the ages of 12 and 17 were able to get vaccinated at walk-in clinics over the weekend, as of today they’re able to make appointments through the online booking system.

Health Minister Christian Dubé said last week that teens will also be able to get vaccinated through their schools on the weeks of June 7 and 14.

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Those who consent will either be shuttled to vaccine centres or given shots at mobile clinics at their schools, depending on the region.

Dubé has said the province wants to make sure all kids and teens get a first shot by June 23 and are fully vaccinated around the time school resumes in the fall.

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Kids 14 and up can decide on their own whether to get the shot, but those who are 12 and 13 will need consent from their parents.

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