COVID-19 vaccine booster eligibility by province and territory in Canada – CTV

November 23, 2021

TORONTO — TORONTO — The availability of booster shots and third doses of COVID-19 vaccines is a hot topic for many Canadians as additional doses are being rolled out for certain populations or those who need to travel for work, depending on their province or territory of residence.

Health experts and federal agencies have been debating the need for booster shots across the general population, saying that a primary vaccine course still provides good protection against COVID-19.

Health Canada regulates drugs and vaccines in this country, while the National Advisory Committee on Immunization (NACI) is the federal entity that provides advice to provinces and territories regarding use of the COVID-19 vaccines.

On Nov. 12, Health Canada approved the use of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine for booster shots in people aged 18 and up, to be given at least six months after finishing a primary vaccine course. The boosters contain a half-dose of the Moderna vaccine.

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