After a long wait, Ottawa families celebrate vaccine for young children

Friday marked an important day for families of children born between 2010 and 2016, who began receiving their first doses of a pediatric COVID-19 vaccine made by Pfizer-BioNtech.

Ottawa Public Health reported Monday that 8,475 children — about 11 percent of the newly eligible age group — received their first dose between Friday and Sunday, with more to be vaccinated in the coming weeks.

We asked families to submit photos of their babies receiving their first dose after such a long wait.

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Jessica Hutkins Solomon poses in this photo of her daughter decked out in a unicorn Hussey to get her dose in Ottawa.

Phoenix Kanti presents this image of her boy after receiving his first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine in Outouis.

This mother tweeted this image of her daughter receiving the COVID-19 vaccine over the weekend at CHEO, Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario in Ottawa.

After receiving her first dose of the pediatric COVID-19 vaccine in Ottawa, Fatine Loumrari presented this photo of her four-year-old son, whom she says turned five just before Christmas.

Hannah Doan took this photo as her two daughters received their first doses of the COVID-19 vaccine in Ottawa.

Diego Castellanos received the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine at CHEO, where a special clinic was held for children with certain conditions.

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