NIPISSING, ON – The North Bay Parry Sound District Health Unit (Health Unit) will be holding a COVID-19
vaccine clinic for 5 to 11-year-olds this Thursday, Jan. 20 at Woodlands Public School (1325, Cedargrove Dr.,
North Bay) from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Parents and guardians can book their child’s appointment online at
Ontario.ca/BookVaccine, or by calling the Health Unit Call Centre at 1-844-478-1400.
Though pre-booked appointments are encouraged, walk-ins will also be welcome. Older siblings or parents
will be able to receive an adult dose of the COVID-19 vaccine at these clinics if they are accompanying a child
to their appointment.
The Health Unit is reminding families that children must be at least five years old at the time of their
appointment, and recommends eight weeks between the first and second dose. Parents and guardians can
book their child’s second dose appointment at an eight-week interval online. To book a child’s second dose
appointment sooner than at the recommended eight-week interval, phone the Health Unit Call Centre.
Clinics are scheduled for locations across the district on an ongoing basis, and new appointment spaces often
become available. Individuals can stay up to date with upcoming clinics at myhealthunit.ca/GetVaccinated.
Anyone with questions or concerns about their child receiving the COVID-19 vaccine is encouraged to visit
www.myhealthunit.ca/KidsCOVIDVaccine or contact the Health Unit Call Centre.
Alex McDermid, Public Relations Specialist
P: 705-474-1400, ext. 5221 or 1-800-563-2808