COVID-19 vaccination clinics head outdoors in effort to get shots in Ontario's littlest arms

Ottawa family physician Dr. Nili Kaplan-Myrth holds one of her littlest vaccinated patients during a recent Ottawa Junior Jabapalooza vaccination clinic for children six months to under age five. (Photo shared with permission from the child’s parents Kiavash Najafi and Jordan Leichnitz.) Ottawa family physician Dr. Nili Kaplan-Myrth holds one of her littlest vaccinated patients during a recent Ottawa Junior Jabapalooza vaccination clinic for children six months to under age five. (Photo shared with permission from the child’s parents Kiavash Najafi and Jordan Leichnitz.)

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