Wait until fall for COVID-19 booster, Sudbury health unit says – CBC

Delay booster until fall to keep immunity at full strength during flu season, officials recommend

Jul 14, 2023

As national vaccine advisers outline their recommendations for COVID-19 boosters, Sudbury’s health unit says waiting until fall for the next shot is the best bet to build an effective immune response.

Cindy Rocca, manager of the COVID-19 operations team with Public Health Sudbury and Districts, said delaying the booster until fall comes with several benefits.

“If you come in and get a booster dose now, it may result in the next dose being administered in the middle of respiratory season or at the tail end of it with waning immunity,” Rocca said.

“We really want individuals to come in before the start of respiratory season to get that quick boost of immunity to get them through the time where we know the respiratory viruses will be at their peak circulation.”

Read more: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/sudbury/covid-booster-fall-wait-1.6906151

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