The Ministry of Health and Social Services (MSSS) is urging vulnerable or at-risk individuals to get a booster shot against COVID-19 this fall.
This follows a similar recommendation by the Comité d'immunisation du Québec (CIQ) and the National Director of Public Health, Dr. Luc Boileau.
Among those considered vulnerable or at risk are:
- People living in long-term care centres, in private seniors' residences or in other environments with a high proportion of vulnerable seniors
- Those who are 60 years old and up
- Individuals who are immuno-compromised, on dialysis or living with a chronic disease
- Pregnant women
- Healthcare workers
- Adults living in remote or isolated areas
For those who wish to get vaccinated, at least six months should have passed since the last dose.
A new vaccine, adapted to fight the most recent variants of the virus, is in the process of being approved by Health Canada. A vaccination campaign will be launched in Quebec in October, as soon as the vaccine is available.
More information (in French only) can be found on the MSSS website.