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Thursday, January 27 is National Kids and Vaccines Day


(Toronto, January 12, 2021) -- A group of organizations across Canada including ScienceUpFirst, Children’s Healthcare Canada, and the Sandbox Project have joined forces to declare Thursday, January 27 as National Kids and Vaccines Day. This day will bring together industry, influencers and experts from across disciplines to help move the needle (pun intended) and promote vaccine confidence to protect our largest unvaccinated cohort of Canadians.

National Kids and Vaccines Day Programs and Resources

ScienceUpFirst will host a free national Kids and Vaccines Town Hall event at 5 pm pst/8 pm est/9 pm ast. Featuring an esteemed panel of health and science professionals from across the country, this live event will answer questions from kids, caregivers and educators about vaccines and the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

Children’s Healthcare Canada is hosting a pop-up mini-conference, to speak directly to healthcare professionals. This day-long conference is a collaboration between Children's Healthcare Canada and Solutions for Kids in Pain, co-hosted by Stollery Children’s Hospital & Alberta Health Services. This event will provide healthcare professionals with the skills, tools, and information necessary to confidently promote and provide vaccinations to children and their families.

The Sandbox Project and the Young Canadians Roundtable on Health (YCRH) have put together a database of resources for kids and parents to help kids understand the importance and safety of vaccines, and to make them feel more confident walking into their appointments.

We invite all organizations and influential Canadians to participate in the day's events through their own efforts, and by promoting the programs and resources currently being planned using the #KidsVaccinesDay hashtag. Visit for assets and information.


Media Contacts

For information and interviews please contact:

Amanda Fruci, Publicist, ScienceUpFirst

Marion Williams, Government Relations Specialist, Children's Healthcare Canada

Stacie Smith, Co-Executive Director, Young Canadians Roundtable on Health