Posted on Tuesday, January 11, 2022 01:26 PM
Update: second doses for 5-11 year olds
We know many of you are keen to get your child their second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine to help keep them safe—we have good news — your 5-11 year old can now get their second dose at CHEO! If your child received their first does at CHEO already, you can expect to receive a call from our vaccine team in the coming days to discuss your second dose. We are calling families in the order in which you received your vaccination, so rest assured we will be in...
Posted on Monday, January 10, 2022 04:30 PM
January 18: this outbreak is now over.
CHEO is currently experiencing its second outbreak of COVID-19 since the beginning of the pandemic.
While an outbreak may sound scary to some, let us help by explaining a bit more about what it means. CHEO’s Infection Prevention and Control program, in collaboration with Ottawa Public Health, declares an outbreak when people (patients, caregivers, staff, and medical staff) on the same unit test positive...
Posted on Wednesday, January 05, 2022 03:55 PM
Ottawa, Toronto, Hamilton and Kingston — January 5, 2022 — CHEO, The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids), McMaster Children’s Hospital and Kingston Health Sciences Centre are encouraging anyone who is pregnant to get vaccinated against COVID-19 for the protection of their baby, as well as themselves. With the rise of Omicron, hospitals are starting to see a disturbing, potential new trend — admissions of infants with COVID-19.
Posted on Wednesday, January 05, 2022 01:15 PM
At CHEO, we want to make it easier for all teachers, education workers and childcare workers to get their COVID-19 booster before heading back to the classroom. We know the importance of this added layer of protection – and want to help. CHEO is providing priority COVID-19 boosters (as well as first and second doses) to teachers, education workers and childcare workers at upcoming priority vaccination clinics
Posted on Tuesday, January 04, 2022 02:53 PM
Kids and Omicron: Town Hall recording
Thank you to everyone who joined our Town Hall on Kids and Omicron on Thursday evening! You can find the recording on YouTube:
We will be updating our website to share the most frequently asked questions from this Town Hall with you in the coming days, so stay tuned.