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NACI recommends autumn COVID-19 booster ahead of future wave potential


The National Advisory Board on Immunity recommends booster shots this fall ahead of the potential future wave of COVID-19 in Canada. increase.

With Wednesday's release, NACI needs to plan to provide boosters to people at high risk of serious illness due to COVID, regardless of the number of booster doses previously received. It states that there is.

It states that this should include people over the age of 65, residents of long-term care or living facilities, and people over the age of 12 with a high-risk underlying illness. .. COVID-19 (Coronavirus Disease)

This recommendation states that indigenous peoples, racially discriminated, estranged community adults, and migrant workers whose infections can have disproportionate consequences. Includes people, shelters, correction facilities, and group home dormitories.

NACI also includes all other booster doses aged 12 to 64, regardless of the number of booster doses previously received. It is recommended to provide boosters to individuals.

Regarding the type of COVID-19 vaccine offered for this boosted immune dose when evidence of the appropriate vaccine becomes available. It states that it will provide recommendations.

"In Canada, cases of COVID-19, including related hospitalizations and deaths, are currently declining, but the potential for a future wave of COVID-19. , Timing and severity unknown, "NACI released.

" Consistent with other respiratory viruses, the incidence of COVID-19 may increase during the late fall and winter seasons. " Therefore, it poses a risk to individuals / communities and increases pressure on the medical system. ”

This report by Canadian Press was first published on June 29, 2022. .