COVID-19 booster shots now recommended for long-term care residents: NACI

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WAYTCH: COVID-19: NACI recommending booster shots for those who are immunocompromised – Sep 10, 2021

Canada’s National Advisory Committee on Immunization (NACI) is now recommending that COVID-19 booster shots for residents of long-term care homes and seniors living in other congregate settings.

According to the updated recommendation from NACI on Tuesday, seniors who have already received both doses of a COVID-19 vaccine should be offered a third shot at least six months after their last dose.

However, a booster dose of the AstraZeneca and Johnson & Johnson vaccine should only be considered when an mRNA COVID-19 vaccine – from Pfizer and Moderna – is contraindicated or inaccessible, NACI said.

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