Ottawa: Canada's National Advisory Council on Vaccines now recommends a third dose of Covid-19 vaccine for some immunocompromised Canadians, but has not yet reached a decision on whether to provide additional vaccines to the wider population.
New recommendations from the National Advisory Council on Immunization (NACI), released Friday, suggest that Canadians with moderate to severe immunocompromised Canadians should be vaccinated with the primary series of three doses of an approved mRNA-based vaccine. This includes vaccines from Pfizer-Biontech and Moderna.
The National Advisory Council on Immunization recommends that those who already have two injections be given a third injection of an MRNA vaccine. But the panel insisted that this should not be considered a "booster".