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Maltby Centre, Public Health to hold livestream on preparing children for COVID-19 vaccine

Image via Maltby Centre Facebook page.

Children between the ages of five and 11 will soon be able to receive their COVID-19 vaccination. The Maltby Centre, and Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox and Addington (KFL&A) Public Health are holding a question and answer session for parents regarding preparing their children for the COVID-19 vaccine.

The online social media livestream will take place on the Maltby Centre’s Facebook, Twitter and YouTube channels, and will begin at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 24, 2021. The Q&A session is sponsored by the Maltby Centre and KFL&A Public Health.

In a media release, the agencies said that parents may have questions about the vaccine for children, including:

  • How can I prepare my kids for their needle?
  • What if they are worried?
  • What if they have autism?

During the livestream, questions will be answered in real-time from the Maltby Centre’s experts in children’s mental health and autism as well as KFL&A Public Health’s medical officer of health, according to the release.

The Maltby Centre is a 25-year-old non-profit organization that provides mental health and autism services to children and youth in Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox & Addington. Their vision is ‘Inclusion. Acceptance. A Life Without Barriers.’

Kingston, Frontenac and Lennox & Addington Public Health works together with community partners to promote and protect the public’s health. Their commitment is to provide public health programs and services of the highest quality. Visit the Public Health website to learn more about what they do.

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