Older P.E.I. residents, others at risk, urged to get spring COVID vaccine booster – CBC

Vaccines available at pharmacies and Health P.E.I. clinics

Mar 18, 2024

Prince Edward Islanders should be considering whether they need a COVID vaccine booster before the end of May, says Chief Public Health Officer Dr. Heather Morrison.

In a news release Monday morning, Morrison said the National Advisory Committee on Immunization has released updated guidance on COVID-19 vaccine boosters for this spring.

The booster may be offered at least three months after the last dose of COVID-19 vaccine or last infection. It is recommended for:

Adults 65 years of age and older.
Adult residents of long-term care homes.
People six months of age and older who are moderately to severely immunocompromised.
The spring booster program will run on P.E.I. until May 31, to ensure that if there is a fall booster recommendation, those at higher risk of severe outcomes would be able to receive a booster at the beginning of next fall’s respiratory illness season.

Read more: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/prince-edward-island/pei-spring-covid-vaccine-1.7147050

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