Wednesday, February 28, 2024

This spring, a COVID-19 booster is recommended for individuals at high risk.

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Boosters for high risk individuals help protect against severe outcomes from COVID 19

In light of direction from Wellbeing Canada and the Public Warning Board of trustees on Vaccination (NACI), Ontario’s Central Clinical Official of Wellbeing is suggesting high-risk people accept their next Coronavirus promoter portion this spring.

Dr. Kieran Moore, Chief Medical Officer of Health, stated, “I’m strongly encouraging everyone, especially those with an increased risk of severe infection, to get all boosters available.” “Staying up to date with vaccinations continues to be our best defense against COVID-19.” 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.

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People in the accompanying high-risk bunches are prescribed to book an arrangement for a spring Coronavirus supporter in the event that it has been no less than a half year since their last portion or affirmed Coronavirus contamination:

  • 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.

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