N.L. preparing for fall COVID-19 booster shots after latest national recommendation – CBC

N.L.’s chief medical officer of health says shot is important for those at higher risk of severe disease

Jul 14, 2023

Newfoundland and Labrador is preparing for another round of COVID-19 vaccine boosters this fall.

The National Advisory Committee on Immunization released new recommendations for boosters on Tuesday that suggests anyone who hasn’t had a shot within six months of their last vaccination or infection should make an appointment.

“Of course this is especially important for those who are at higher risk for severe disease or people who are pregnant and those who will be providing essential services for the community,” Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Janice Fitzgerald told CBC News on Wednesday.

“What the evidence is showing us now is that you will get some waning of your immunity as time goes on and the further out you are from your vaccine. We know that the immunity that you get, if it’s just from vaccinations or just from infections and not from a hybrid of both of those, we know that it can wane a little more quickly.”

Read more: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/newfoundland-labrador/nl-covid-boosters-2023-1.6905356

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