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No sign of very rare heart side effect in LLG or Ontario as vaccination of ages 5-11 continues

by | Jan 21, 2022 | Local News | 0 comments

The number of kids getting vaccinated against COVID-19 in the 5-11 age group continues to grow in Lanark, Leeds, and Grenville with 56.7% in the group with their first shots, while 7.1% have their second.

Medical Officer of Health Dr. Paula Stewart has addressed hesitant parents.

The doctor says she still gets questions about the risk pericarditis and myocarditis, which have been very rare side effects affecting the heart in teens and younger adults.

Any parent who would like to make an appointment for their child to get their shot can do so through the health unit’s booking portal, found here.

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