It’s the latest cohort to get the green light from Health Canada, which authorized Moderna’s vaccine for young children on July 14.
Quebec’s Public Health Director Dr. Luc Boileau said last week kids will be offered a dose about a quarter of the size of that given to adults.
Boileau said there’s no set objective to vaccinate the roughly 400,000 children under five.
He said Quebec received more than 70,000 doses of Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine last week.
Two doses are recommended to bolster the immune system, and Boileau said most kids won’t need a third dose except for those who are immunocompromised.