Why the future of COVID-19 vaccination in Ontario could look very different – CBC

From ‘bivalent’ shots to nasal spray and pan-coronavirus vaccines, several options possible

Jul 14, 2022

All Ontario adults now have the option of rolling up their sleeves for a fourth dose of COVID-19 vaccine, but exactly what vaccination programs will look like in the province in the coming months and years remains murky.

When it comes to the frequency, the exact type of vaccine and even delivery method, experts say several options are on the table as scientists attempt to keep up with the virus and its variants.

Raywat Deonandan, an epidemiologist and associate professor at the University of Ottawa, told CBC News that given currently available vaccines, Ontario may be looking at one to two boosters a year for people who want them.

“Is that so bad? If that’s the price for an open economy, rolling up your arm once or twice a year?” Deonandan said. “It doesn’t strike me as a bad deal.”

Read more: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/ontario-covid-19-booster-shots-fourth-dose-vaccine-1.6519648

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