Kids Ages 4 & Under

Kids
Ages 4 & Under

A pediatric COVID-19 vaccine is now available for children 6 months to 4 years of age.

Parents and caregivers can make appointments using online vaccine finder or call (toll-free) 1-844-626-8222.

Pediatric COVID-19 Vaccine for Kids Age 4 & Under

Following the federal approval of the Moderna COVID-19 pediatric vaccine for children 6 months to 4 years of age, it is now available in Manitoba.

The vaccine is a two-dose series and the recommended interval between doses is eight weeks. The National Advisory Committee on Immunization (NACI) recommends children receive their COVID-19 vaccine two weeks before or after any other vaccines to better monitor for any side effects. Manitoba’s approach is consistent with NACI, but children who have received a different vaccine within 14 days will not be turned away.

Appointment Info

Parents and caregivers who need to book two or more appointments for their children can use either option, but the phone line is recommended as the best way to access multiple appointments at the same time and as close together as possible.

Questions & Answers

Learn more about vaccine eligibility for kids aged 4 and under here.

You can also get answers to some commonly asked questions about vaccines for kids here.

Talking with Family &
Healthcare Providers

It’s time for parents and guardians to start having important family conversations about immunizations, talking with kids about how vaccines work to protect them, ourselves and our communities, especially in a pandemic. Your health care provider is a helpful resource to find answers to your questions.

Helpful Tips for
Parents & Kids

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Vaccine Safety & Side Effects

Clinical trials of the pediatric COVID-19 vaccine for 6 months to 4 years of age showed the immune response in younger children was strong, and similar to what was seen in older age groups. No serious side effects were identified. Fatigue was the most frequently reported side effect along with: irritability/crying, pain, sleepiness, and loss of appetite.

All vaccines in Canada are monitored for safety and effectiveness before and after they are approved and as they are being used. Health Canada and the Public Health Agency of Canada will continue to closely monitor the safety of this vaccine.

Resources

To support parents, guardians and families check here, and the Ways to Help page, for information on the vaccine from trusted sources.

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Be Informed

Protecting our community works best when we all do our part.