More people to be eligible for COVID-19 vaccine booster shots

More people to be eligible for COVID-19 vaccine booster shots

Ontario is expanding the list of who can get a booster shot of the COVID-19 vaccine, the province’s Chief Medical Officer of Health announced Thursday. Dr. Keiran Moore said, based on recommendations by the National Advisory Committee, eligibility for booster doses has recently been expanded to all retirement homes, not just high-risk homes. This also includes senior living centres and other congregate settings such as assisted living facilities, chronic care hospitals and congregate seniors apartment buildings. In addition, the list of immunosuppressant medications that qualify a person to get a booster shot has been expanded and it will now be easier for anyone on these medications to get the third shot. A referral from a doctor will no longer be necessary and a prescription or medication bottle can be presented …
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