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Immunocompromised Canadians should get COVID booster


(Stephanie Taylor/ Healthing) — A national advisory panel recommended Friday people who are immunocompromised should receive a third vaccine dose against COVID-19.

It’s the latest piece of advice to come from the National Advisory Committee on Immunization (NACI), which says people who are moderately to severely immunocompromised are shown to have a weaker response to vaccinations.

Even without the official advice, provinces like Ontario and Alberta have relied on their own health experts and gone ahead with offering third doses to those considered more medically vulnerable, such as seniors living in long-term care and patients who received transplants, are undergoing cancer treatments or are otherwise immunosuppressed. (…)