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COVID-19 Vaccine Bookings to Open for All Children Aged Five to 11 in the Algoma district

Sun, Nov 21, 2021

Following Health Canada’s approval of the paediatric Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine, children aged five to 11 will be eligible to book their appointment to receive the vaccine beginning Tuesday, November 23, 2021 in the Algoma district.


Children turning 5 years old by the end of 2021 (born in 2016 or earlier) are eligible to receive a two-dose series of paediatric Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine at a recommended interval of eight weeks.  Just over 7,500 children in the Algoma district are eligible to receive this vaccine.


As of November 22, 2021, 82.5% of youth aged 12-17 in Algoma have received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine, and 78.3% of youth are fully vaccinated with two doses.Vaccinating children aged 5-11 will help protect children, their friends, and families in the fight against COVID-19.


Clinics will be offered across the Algoma district

If you live in Elliot Lake and area, please call the Elliot Lake Family Health Team to book an appointment at 1-705-461-8882 ext. 611.

If you live in Sault Ste. Marie and area, Central and East Algoma or north Algoma, starting 
Tuesday, November 23, 2021 at 9:00 a.m. you can book an appointment online or by phone.



705-541-7370 or 1-888-440-3730
Phone lines will be open Monday – Friday, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm.



Visit our Vaccine Clinics in Algoma and click on your region to make an appointment online.


The COVID-19 vaccine for children aged five – 11 is also available from participating pharmacies (more information to come). 

For FAQs and more information about the COVID-19 vaccine for children aged 5-11, as well as resources for talking to your child about the vaccine, visit our webpage: COVID-19: Children Aged 5-11 & Vaccines.


Need a ride?

Free transportation is available for families in Sault Ste. Marie to access COVID-19 vaccine clinics. Call PUC Services (
705-759-6522) once you have an appointment time confirmed and they will help you book safe, free transportation to and from your appointment. Accessible transportation is also available.