Vic ECEC services asked for their help to spread the word about COVID vax for under 5s

Vic ECEC services asked for their help to spread the word about COVID vax for under 5s

by Freya Lucas

December 16, 2021

Victorian children aged between 5 and 11 years will be eligible for vaccination against COVID-19 from 10 January 2022, including five year olds who attend early childhood education and care (ECEC) services. 

 

As part of messaging from the Government around the roll out, ECEC services have been asked to send this letter to their communities. 

 

It includes information about an online information session, hosted by the Royal Children’s Hospital on Facebook live, to be held today, 16 December, at 11am. A simple English version of the message is available; translations will be available online in the coming days.

 

The vaccine is one-third of the adult dose and will be delivered at two appointments, expected to be eight weeks apart. The time between the two doses can be shortened in special circumstances, such as in an outbreak response or for international travel.

 

The Victorian Government aims to enable all children aged 5 to 11 years to receive at least one vaccine dose before the end of January 2022, and a second dose before 8 April 2022.

 

Parents and carers are strongly encouraged to book their child in to receive their first vaccination as soon as possible after 10 January. Families should book their children in for vaccination as soon as possible after their fifth birthday.

 

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