Canadians 50 and over should get COVID-19 booster shot, national immunization committee says

The National Advisory Committee on Immunization (NACI) is now “strongly recommending” that all Canadians over the age of 50 and other vulnerable individuals — such as health care workers, Indigenous people and those living in congregate care settings — get a third dose of an mRNA COVID-19 vaccine.

In a new report issued today, NACI — an independent body made up of volunteer vaccine experts — also calls on Canadians aged 18 to 49 to get a third mRNA shot at least six months after they got their second.

With the virus still circulating widely, advisory panels in other countries —such as the one that works with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) — have

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