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"Two doses are no longer enough": Canadians need to take COVID every 9 months

Talath Shams receives her COVID-19 vaccine inside the International Conference Centre during Peel Region's "Doses After Dark" overnight vaccination clinic in Mississauga on May 15, 2021.
Talath Shams receive COVID -19 vaccines in the International Conference Center during the "Doses After Dark" overnight vaccination clinic in the Peel area held in Mississauga on May 15, 2021.Photo courtesy of Cole Burston /AFP / Getty Images

If you continue to live with COVID-19, You will find that you have to get used to living with the COVID-19 vaccine.

Canadians will need to take booster shots every nine months for the time being, Health Minister Jean-Yves Duclos told reporters.

So if you think you're completely vaccinated, think again.

Duclos said the previous definition of "fully vaccinated" was meaningless, and it was more important that the shots were "up-to-date", with people "in the last nine months." Whether or not you have been vaccinated. " ..

He said, "We will never be completely vaccinated against COVID-19," according to theBlackRock reporter. I added.

Duclos was asked if he was preparing Canadians to regain his vaccination obligations in the fall, and he reportedly replied, "We must continue to fight COVID."

In other words, the obligation has not been ruled out yet.

"I want to prepare for next fall, so I need the latest vaccinations based on 9 months."

He reveals: did. "Like the virus, our immunity evolves. Two doses are no longer sufficient."

Duclos said, "The" latest "is the last dose in the last nine months." It means that I received it. "

He said, "It would be great if you already had your first boost," but Canadians said "second or third" to stay on top of vaccinations. We suggest that you check if you are eligible for "additional immunization".

Currently in Ontario, people over the age of 60, First Nations over 18 years old, Inuit, residents of the Metis community, nursing homes, elderly homes, apartment buildings, and Some immunoprotectedare eligible for the next booster.

According to NACI, 86% of Canadians over the age of 5 are completely vaccinated with two COVID-19 shots.

In a June 29 report, the Commissionboosted all other individuals aged 12 to 64, regardless of the number of booster doses previously received. Recommended to provide.

"The number of cases of COVID-19, including related hospitalizations and deaths, is currently declining in Canada," NACI said in a statement. "But the potential, timing, and severity of future waves of COVID-19 are uncertain."

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