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AHS quashes rumours claiming kids are being hospitalized following COVID vaccine

Last Updated Dec 8, 2021 at 4:18 pm MST

A dose of the Pfizer vaccine at a COVID-19 vaccination drive-thru clinic at Evraz Place in Regina on April 15, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Mark Taylor

Alberta Health Services (AHS) is putting an end to some troubling misinformation as kids aged five to 11 get their first COVID vaccine dose.

According to AHS, rumours have been spreading that claim children are being hospitalized with adverse events after getting their shot.

“At this time, AHS has not had any pediatric hospitalizations related to COVID-19 vaccination,” AHS said in a tweet on Wednesday.

As of Wednesday afternoon, 72,438 kids aged five to 11 have received a COVID vaccine.

AHS adds that of the more than seven million COVID vaccine doses administered to date in Alberta, just over 2,000 people have reported adverse events.