Parents and Guardians Invited to Online Information Session About the COVID-19 Vaccine for Ages 5-11

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Free Online Presentation on December 9 – Questions Welcome in Advance

Local Medical Officer of Health, Dr. Thomas Piggott, will present a free, online information session for parents and guardians about the paediatric COVID-19 vaccine. This live information session will take place on Thursday, December 9, 2021 at 6:30 p.m. on Peterborough Public Health’s YouTube channel.

“Dr. Piggott is looking forward to connecting with parents, caregivers and youth and sharing the latest information on the paediatric COVID-19 vaccine,” said Donna Churipuy. “This will be one of his first opportunities to engage with the community and address the questions residents have about the paediatric COVID-19 vaccine as we work together to keep everyone safe from the coronavirus.”

Dr. Piggott will be joined by local paediatrician, Dr. Henry Ukpeh. Dr. Ukpeh will share his professional experience and knowledge of paediatric vaccinations to help parents and guardians make an informed choice about permitting their children to receive the COVID-19 vaccine for those aged 5-11. Their presentation will cover the latest updates on the paediatric COVID-19 vaccine roll-out, an overview of the COVID-19 vaccine approved for use in children ages 5-11, and wrap up with a section on frequently asked questions.

Dr. Piggott and Dr. Ukpeh invite residents to ask questions in advance. They will try to address as many questions in their presentation. Residents who wish to submit questions in advance will be invited to do so as part of the online registration process. Residents who do not wish to submit a question can tune into the Peterborough Public Health YouTube channel on December 9 at 6:30 p.m. for a live stream for the event.

Online registration is available on and search for “5-11 COVID-19 Vaccine information Session” or by following this link.

The event will be lived streamed for free on Peterborough Public Health’s YouTube channel.


For further information, please contact:
Brittany Cadence
Communications Manager
705-743-1000, ext. 391