B.C. will give COVID-19 booster shots if Health Canada recommends them, health minister says – CBC

The National Advisory Committee on Immunization is still reviewing whether boosters are necessary

Aug 30, 2021

The province is prepared to give out COVID-19 booster shots should they be required and recommended by Health Canada, Health Minister Adrian Dix said Monday, as 1,853 new cases were reported in B.C.

He said the COVID-19 booster shot is something health officials have been “preparing now for some time” both within and beyond the long-term care sector, and for those who are immunocompromised.

“So, we’re looking at that,” he told a news conference.

More than 76 per cent of those eligible are fully vaccinated in B.C., while about 84 per cent have received their first dose of the COVID-19 shot, the government said in a news release.

Read more: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/bc-to-give-covid19-booster-shots-if-health-canada-recommends-them-1.6159240

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