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Small but mighty: Vaccinating Canadian kids could see rates jump nearly 7%

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COVID-19 vaccine, and experts say this could be a big help in Canada’s pandemic fight.“The difference is going to be huge. The impact is going to be huge,” said Colin Furness, an infection control epidemiologist at the University of Toronto.Health Canada approved Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine for children aged five to 11 on Nov.

19, and the first pediatric doses arrived in Canada days later. Some provinces have already begun administering shots.Children in this age group account for around eight per cent of the Canadian population, according to demographic data from Statistics Canada, though it varies province to province.

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