20 January 2022

KidsAbility and the Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health team are once again partnering to offer special accommodation COVID-19 vaccination clinics for children, families, and caregivers. First and second dose appointments are available for children aged 5-17.

Vaccination clinics will be held at KidsAbility’s Guelph location (503 Imperial Road North, Unit #7) on the following dates/times:

  • Friday, February 4 – 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Saturday, February 5 – 9 a.m. to 12 noon
  • Saturday, February 12 – 9 a.m. to 12 noon

Special accommodation vaccination clinics offer children and their families additional supports. For example, private immunization spaces in a sensory-friendly clinic (e.g., reduced noise and lighting) as well as longer appointment times, plenty of toys for distraction, and caring therapists and volunteers to support the needs of each child and their family. Children attending these clinics may also bring a comforting toy or stuffy with them. Translation services are also available, if required.

Capacity is limited at these special accommodation vaccination clinics. To book an appointment, call 1-800-265-7293, ext. 7006 or email access@wdgpublichealth.ca.

Note: All vaccine-related questions must be directed to the experts at Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health.

Additional Resources:

Preparing Your Child For The COVID-19 Vaccine

Learn how to prepare your child for the COVID-19 vaccine, including what to tell your child beforehand, how you can help a child who is anxious about needles and how to comfort or distract a child during vaccination.