Should you wait to get your 4th COVID-19 vaccine dose? There’s no simple answer – CTV

July 14, 2022

COVID-19 case counts in Canada are on the rise yet again, prompting some experts to claim the country is now in a summer wave.

As infections climb, several provinces are beginning to expand their eligibility requirements for fourth doses of the COVID-19 vaccine. The most recent example is Ontario, which will allow residents aged 18 and older to get their second booster shot starting July 13.

But with a new bivalent vaccine likely on the horizon, which is expected to better target the Omicron variant, many Canadians may be left wondering whether they should wait for this new vaccine instead of getting their fourth dose once they’re eligible.

According to Dr. Isaac Bogoch, an infectious disease expert and faculty member at the University of Toronto, those who are older in age or have underlying health conditions would benefit from getting vaccinated as soon as possible.

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