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Dr. André Corriveau

Children’s vaccine starts Dec. 6

The Yukon government will begin COVID-19 vaccination clinics for children aged five to 11 on Dec. 6, it announced Thursday.

By Whitehorse Star on November 26, 2021

The Yukon government will begin COVID-19 vaccination clinics for children aged five to 11 on Dec. 6, it announced Thursday.

Children will be receiving the Pfizer (Comirnaty) pediatric vaccine. First and second doses will be administered eight weeks apart.

“Families and young children have made many sacrifices to keep our communities safe during this pandemic,” said Health and Social Services Minister Tracy-Anne McPhee.

“Many have had to self-isolate due to COVID-19 exposures in child care or school settings. They have missed sporting events and postponed birthday parties and other milestone events. We are excited to be able to offer vaccines to children aged five to 11.”

“Vaccination against COVID-19 is an important tool to protect our children aged five to 11 and our community,” said Dr. André Corriveau, who has been the acting chief medical officer of health for the past two weeks.

“While most children do not get seriously ill from COVID-19, some do, and all infected children can transmit the virus to more vulnerable friends and family members.

“I urge all parents and guardians to take advantage of this opportunity to vaccinate five- to 11-year-olds.”

Vaccination clinics will be held across the Yukon starting the week of Dec. 6.

In Whitehorse, the vaccination clinic will be at the Coast High Country Inn Convention Centre. In communities, outside of Whitehorse, appointments will be at health centres.

Residents of Whitehorse can book online now at https://www.yukon.ca/this-is-our-shot or by calling 1-877-374-0425.

Appointments for children’s clinics in communities will be posted online by the end of this week.

Comments (24)

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TheHammer on Dec 1, 2021 at 4:18 pm

Josey Wales-Bonanzajoe@ 'Children have to rely on their own immune system': In the 1950s measles was described as the greatest killer of children in history. A vaccine was developed by Dr. Alan Powell Goffe. Born in England of an English mother and Jamaican father, both physicians. Due to anti vaccine attitudes in Germany and Europe a new measles epidemic has arisen.
As for my critical assessment of you, Josey Wales, anyone using the pseudonym of an American civil war Confederate outlaw currently sowing the seeds of civil conflict and unrest on the pages of the Yukon's free press, taking a shot at Hammer for a valid point on Bonanzajoe's ridiculous statement about children's immunity, what can I say?

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Sheepchaser on Nov 30, 2021 at 9:51 pm

The Star is going to need to start charging admission for this freak show.

Come one, come all. See the humans that can’t hack it. Watch as they justify abhorrent selfish behaviour in every aspect of their lives with a personal pity party.

I’m going back to calling myself a Canadian. Calling oneself a Yukoner is to admit being soft everywhere but the shoulders.

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Josey Wales on Nov 30, 2021 at 3:34 pm

Ummm...Hammer..The, if folks are tracking your comments?
They could easily conclude you left school an hour or so earlier than all the other kids, in a shorter bus.

Go ahead, tell me now all that is wrong with me...besides being a free thinker, white...and a man.
You may have a point though, age is no assurance of intellectual ability.
I meet more smart, wise and honest older people than I do young.
One has to spend some time alive before comprehending the importance of having ones own thoughts, based on often many years of experience.
Experience at what? Living, when living was not always so easy.

Deadblow...carry on, we all can jump on this soapbox...respecting the hosts rules of course.

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KC on Nov 30, 2021 at 1:24 pm

Lawrence Bredy - Obviously by "full immunity" I meant "peak immunity". As effective as the vaccines are at limiting transmission very few, with the notable exception of anti-vaxxers looking for a strawman to pound on, claimed that the vaccines would prevent all infections.

My opinion - You do what you want. The vaccines have now been administered to millions of American children for about a month so no guinea pigs in the Yukon.

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TheHammer on Nov 30, 2021 at 12:55 pm

Bonanzajoe@ 'I have seen the evolution from intelligence to stupid take place.'
You might want to revise your concept of evolution, your comment simply doesn't add up. It's kind of stupid. If you think 80 years gives you some kind of 'Wise Old Man status', think again. Anyone tracking your comments on these pages will get an entirely different picture.

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Lawrence Bredy on Nov 30, 2021 at 8:37 am

Kc...full immunity? Unless your head is in the sand, you must know this is an experimental vaccine, and apparently provides no immunity from the intended target.
Polio vaccine...immunity
Smallpox vaccine...immunity
Covid vaccine...oh you can still get it and transmit it and be asymptomatic, blah, blah, blah
What a bunch of crapola!

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bonanzajoe on Nov 29, 2021 at 8:50 pm

Reality on Nov 27, 2021. Sorry for you. My God created science. But it wasn't meant to be worshiped. And in my 80 years, I have found the Farmers Almanac to be more right and exact than those running this plandemic scam.

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My Opinion on Nov 29, 2021 at 7:38 pm

Holly Smokes. You just can't get that special Sauce in your kids arm quick enough can you. You get out in front of it and be the ginny pig, I will wait and see.

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KC on Nov 29, 2021 at 1:10 pm

I don't understand the delay. NWT started vaccinating last week. Nunavut started vaccinating last week. The provinces started vaccinating last week. Why is it taking a week longer for the Yukon to roll this out?

It may not sound like much but we're still 8 weeks out from the second shot and two weeks after that for full immunity. This delay just means another week off exposure notices, self isolation, loss of learning and inconvenience to the families of small children.

Maybe there is a good reason why we were last to start vaccinating 5-11s but the government hasn't offered it.

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@josey wales on Nov 28, 2021 at 5:38 pm

We do this with whooping cough, maybe it's appropriate for COVID too. Why not let the doctors figure that out? Or we could just rely on your obviously superior intelligence.

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Nathan Living on Nov 28, 2021 at 1:28 pm

Be informed prior to vaccinating your children and if you go with it hope for the best.

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iBrian on Nov 28, 2021 at 9:07 am

I got the injection pretty much by force. Was told I could get the shots and keep my job, or not get the shots and quit. So, I got them, with the promise that things were going back to normal.
Here I come back from work, everyone now is wearing a mask, I had to show proof to eat at Earls. WTF.
So, NO, my Children will not be getting the shot. And if that means they have to be home schooled, then fine. But this whole false pandemic has to stop now.
I’ve not participated in any protests or signed any petitions, but now is the time.
I’m done with this.

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Arn Anderson on Nov 27, 2021 at 9:28 pm

I know exactly what’s in my arm, but the sad thing is your entire movement and life is a meme, now that’s a expert opinion. FreeDumb tears are tasty.

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Yeesh --- on Nov 27, 2021 at 3:25 pm

The Yukon government will begin COVID-19 vaccination clinics for children aged five to 11 on Dec. 6, it announced Thursday.
Children will be receiving the Pfizer (Comirnaty) pediatric vaccine. First and second doses will be administered eight weeks apart.

The use of the word "Will," scary.
Is this optional?
Will the government be implementing a similar, "You can't participate if you're not vaxxed," policy?
Kids not being able to participate in activities if they don't show their vax status?
Surprised the article doesn't at all say "voluntary" or "required."

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What’s it all about, Arnie? on Nov 27, 2021 at 2:39 pm

@Arn. Such as yourself? What’s in the shot, Arn? You don’t know, do you? These days, the ones like you, the ones who don’t know anything, who are the new experts.

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JP on Nov 27, 2021 at 10:48 am

Why does the A/CMOH recommend Yukoners to accept mRNA shot which is now revealed as "cell and gene therapy" by Bayer's executive at the World Health Summit in Oct 2021. Yukoners are looking for protection from Covid not therapy of our genes.


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T on Nov 27, 2021 at 8:26 am

We should have just let the initial virus burn through society and been done with it. Instead we decided to destroy civilization so that Grandma could live for 2 more years, but during those 2 years, you still couldn't go see Grandma, and now when she dies you'll say goodbye over a tablet.

We did it! we saved Grandma!

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Conceit on Nov 27, 2021 at 6:46 am

The fatal conceit of the vaccine passport program of course is that the vaccines don't stop transmission. Just yesterday the WHO said they reduce transmission by 40% in the Delta variant, and that wanes over time. Children are statistically at near-zero risk from COVID.

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Reality on Nov 27, 2021 at 3:55 am

Bonanza really!
Sorry Joe, but I think I’ll trust the scientists of the world, over an 80 year old that probably believes that the Farmers Almanac has all the answers.

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Max Mack on Nov 26, 2021 at 8:07 pm

Children and young adults are at extremely low risk of serious disease or death because of Covid. Yet, our government is pushing parents to vaccinate their kids with a novel product that has ZERO long-term safety data.

Amazingly, the vaccination rate for 11-17 year olds in the Yukon is over 84% (at least one jab) even though these kids have almost zero risk of serious illness.

Now the same talking heads are pushing to jab 5-10 year olds.
The US is already planning jabs for babies and toddlers.

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Josey Wales on Nov 26, 2021 at 5:41 pm

So...next step, phase I suppose is injections for age 0 during a 3 trimester check up?
Nothing at this point would surprise me.

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Matthew on Nov 26, 2021 at 3:44 pm

Where the heck is Catherine Elliot? She has some nerve taking a vacation as soon as she implements draconian restrictions.. shows you her true colours..

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bonanzajoe on Nov 26, 2021 at 3:38 pm

Children have to rely on their own immune system. Natural immunity is more effective than than any vaccine. It really amazes me how stupid intelligent people can become. But then, in my 80 years, I have seen the evolution from intelligence to stupid take place.

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Arn Anderson on Nov 26, 2021 at 3:30 pm

Be prepared for the small tiny Free Dumb minority to provide their “expertise” on the matter.

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