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Kids Come First COVID Vaccination Clinic at CHEO

Author: Kids Come First | Les enfants avant tout

3 June 2021

June 3, 2021


The Kids Come First Health Team’s Vaccination Clinic at CHEO provides COVID-19 vaccinations exclusively for youth ages 12 years old and up who are unable to be vaccinated in the community for medical reasons, along with their caregivers. See if your child or youth qualifies.

Kids Come First Health Team vaccine update

CHEO, Roger Neilson House and community pediatricians and family physicians are working together to bring pediatric expertise to vaccine clinics across Ottawa, including at CHEO.

All individuals 12 years of age and older are eligible to book a COVID-19 vaccination appointment through the Provincial Booking Portal or through the Provincial Vaccine Booking Line at 1-833-943-3900 (TTY for people who are deaf, hearing-impaired or speech-impaired: 1-866-797-0007).

Youth must be 12 years of age or older as of the date of their vaccination appointment to receive a COVID-19 vaccine.

Support for youth who are unable to be vaccinated in the community for medical reasons

The Kids Come First Health team will continue to offer COVID-19 vaccines at CHEO exclusively for youth ages 12 years old and up who are unable to be vaccinated in the community for medical reasons, along with their caregivers. These reasons can include:

  • history of anaphylaxis (severe allergy requiring epi-pen)
  • patients who have medical complexities or who are technology-dependent that makes it difficult to attend a community clinic (ex: tracheostomy & ventilator or uncontrolled seizure disorder)
  • immunosuppression
  • conditions that makes it challenging to be in crowded spaces (anxiety, autism)
  • other medical reasons that are not listed above but make it challenging for the youth to be vaccinated in the community

If your child requires a vaccination at CHEO for any of the reasons indicated above, please complete the pre-registration form below. A Kids Come First Health Team member will follow up with you within 3 business days to review your eligibility and discuss your options with you.

If you have questions about COVID-19 vaccination for your child, please discuss them with your family physicians or your care team at CHEO. For all other inquiries please contact Patient Experience 613-737-7600 x6720.

Please access the registration form

Le questionnaire d’auto-identification n’est disponible qu’en anglais. Veuillez communiquer avec l’équipe de l’expérience des patients au 613-737-7600, poste 6720 ou par courriel à patientvaccinations@cheo.on.ca pour obtenir de l’aide.