FAQ to Vaccination Questions (Greater London Hockey Association)

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Vaccination Questions and Answers

1.I know it’s early and the season hasn’t started yet. in the news article regarding participants be fully vaccinated, it sounded like the health unit would prefer no playing teams outside your local association(West playing Oakridge for example) do we know if that’s going to be the case?

Answer:
The GLHA is planning for a normal season which means we would play Oakridge vs Bandits or North vs West 


2.  In regards to mandating vaccines to your players 12+, for those of us that have already made payments for registration and will not be vaccinating our children, when will we receive a refund or is there an alternative such as proof of negative test?
 
Answer:
  Yes we will provide refunds to the members that are not vaccinated.  No will not have an alternative such as proof of a negative test. As for receiving the refund please contact your local registrar for this. 



 3. The website indicates vaccination proof prior to Oct 31, 2021 for those born in 2009, however I assume that this deadline is extended to those born in November/December so that they aren't receiving the vaccine prior to the health unit and WHO's worldwide recommendation of being 12 to receive it. I.e. the children born in Nov/Dec of 2009 will start receiving their vaccines after they turn 12, and not be expected to be fully vaccinated in contradiction to local and world wide health recommendations.

Answer: 

Originally the vaccine was only available to kids who had turned 12, but in recent weeks the provincial government extended the vaccine eligibility to anyone born in 2009 or earlier.  Below is a screenshot from the MLHU website that shows this information.  This provincial government website states “Health Canada has approved the use of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine for youth born in 2009 or earlier.”

 

 

Originally the vaccine was only available to kids who had turned 12, but in recent weeks the provincial government extended the vaccine eligibility to anyone born in 2009 or earlier.  Below is a screenshot from the MLHU website that shows this information.  This provincial government website states “Health Canada has approved the use of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine for youth born in 2009 or earlier.”

The GLHA is continuing to work out the finer details of implementation of this policy, including how the requirement will be managed for the 2009 cohort.  GLHA hopes to have more information available for everyone soon. 

 

 

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