Time for at-risk Islanders to get their COVID-19 booster, says Morrison – CBC

‘We really are transitioning into a time where it’s more endemic’

Mar 16, 2023

P.E.I. Chief Public Health Officer is encouraging people who are at high risk of severe illness to get a booster if it’s been six months since their last dose, and three months since they had COVID-19.

Dr. Heather Morrison said the spring booster advice is based on recent recommendations of the National Advisory Committee on Immunization, or NACI.

People at highest risk of severe outcomes related to COVID-19 include:

Adults 80 years of age and older
Residents of long-term care homes and other congregate living settings for seniors or those with complex medical care needs
Adults 18 years of age and older who are moderately to severely immunocompromised (due to an underlying condition or treatment)
Adults 65 to 79 years of age, particularly if they do not have a known prior history of a COVID-19 infection

Read more: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/prince-edward-island/pei-cbc-booster-cpho-vaccine-morrison-1.6781491

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