More COVID-19 booster shots likely this fall, but most residents can wait until then, experts say – CBC

Canada’s vaccination advisory group said a new, targeted booster will be available this fall

Jul 24, 2023

If you haven’t yet received a COVID-19 booster shot, you’ll likely be asked to get one this fall, health officials said.

Just 180 people in Windsor-Essex received a COVID-19 vaccination last week, according to data from the Windsor-Essex County Health Unit. Most of those were fifth or sixth doses.

That’s not too concerning to local public health officials, who are anticipating another wave of respiratory diseases to hit this fall — and said it might be best to hold off on getting your booster shot until then.

“We expect that in the fall there would be a surge in different respiratory diseases including COVID-19. This is what we see seasonally and this is aligned with observation in southern hemisphere,” said Dr. Medhi Aloosh, medical officer of health for the Windsor-Essex County Health Unit.

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