Canadian Pharmacists Association
Canadian Pharmacists Association

Resource Round-up: Childhood vaccination

As COVID-19 vaccines are now approved for use in children aged 5 to 11, pharmacists and other providers are gearing up to jump into action as part of this next phase to protect our kids.

Whether you’ll be administering vaccines in your pharmacy or helping parents and kids understand the benefits of getting vaccinated, there’s lots of information to wade through. Here is a round-up of some helpful resources.


Learning to play your CARDs: Improving the childhood vaccination experience
What you need to know about COVID-19 vaccines and kids 

Pediatric health and pharmacist experts review current guidelines and recent study data for children; offer tips and strategies to address vaccine hesitancy and needle fear; and discuss how to set up a kid-friendly vaccination environment and promote a positive experience. (November 24, 2021)

Watch recording 

NACI guidelines

FAQs and decision-making resources

University of Waterloo School of Pharmacy

Children’s Healthcare Canada


Additional practice resources from medSask can be found here

Centre for Effective Practice

  • The Centre for Effective Practice is one of the largest independent knowledge translation organizations for primary care in Canada. Their COVID-19: Vaccines resource is updated regularly and features new updates about COVID-19 vaccines for children.

Strategies and tips for a positive experience 

The CARD System

The CARD system provides strategies that can be used to help cope before and during vaccination.

Needle fear/pain management

Our Resource Round-up series gathers available resources and practice tools on important health topics to help you in your practice. This is not an exhaustive list of available resources on childhood vaccination. Something missing? If you have information, tools or resources you think we should include, please let us know at

Last updated on November 29, 2021