COVID-19 booster is recommended for individuals at high risk in This spring
Abdur Rahman Khan
Ontario’s Chief Medical Officer of Health is recommending that high-risk individuals receive their next COVID-19 booster dose this spring, in accordance with recommendations from Health Canada and the National Advisory Committee on Immunization (NACI).
“Keeping awake to date with inoculations keeps on being our best protection against Coronavirus and I’m firmly reassuring everybody, particularly those with an expanded gamble of serious contamination, to get all promoters accessible,” said Dr. Kieran Moore, Boss Clinical Official of Wellbeing. ” We are thankful to all Ontarians for taking the time to get vaccinated, and I am urging everyone to continue reducing the spread of respiratory illnesses by staying at home when they are ill, frequently washing their hands, and covering their mouths when they cough or sneeze.
If it has been at least six months since their last dose or a confirmed COVID-19 infection, people in the following high-risk groups should make an appointment for a spring COVID-19 booster:
- Individuals aged 65 years and older;
- Residents of long-term care homes, retirement homes, Elder Care Lodges, and other congregate living settings for seniors;
- Individuals aged 18 years and older living in a congregate care setting for people with complex medical care needs;
- Pregnant individuals;
- Individuals aged 18 years and older who are moderately to severely immunocompromised; and
- Individuals aged 55 years and older who identify as First Nations, Inuit, or Métis and their non-Indigenous household members aged 55 years and older.
If it has been at least six months since their last dose or if they have been confirmed to have COVID-19 infection, people over the age of 5 should still get a booster dose if they have not done so since September 1, 2022. Recommendations for additional individuals who are not considered to be at high risk and who have already received a booster since September 1, 2022, will be available closer to the fall of 2023.
The COVID-19 vaccination portal or the Provincial Vaccine Contact Centre (PVCC) can be contacted at 1-833-943-3900 (TTY for deaf, hearing-impaired, or speech-impaired: 1-866-797-0007). Parents and caregivers can make reservations for their children and dependents at the PVCC, which is able to offer assistance in more than 300 languages. People who are eligible can also make an appointment directly through Indigenous-led vaccination clinics, participating pharmacies, participating health care providers, and public health units that use their own booking systems.