Thursday 8 April 2021

Canada’s NACI reaffirms recommendation of 4-month intervals between COVID-19 vaccine doses

Global News shows that Canada’s National Advisory Committee on Immunization (NACI) doubled down on its 4-month recommendation between COVID-19 doses on Wednesday, as the country struggles to roll out vaccinations quickly enough to stem the tide of a third wave. 

By allowing for these intervals, 9 out of 10 adults over 50 years of age and 75 per cent of adults aged 16 to 49 will be able to get their first vaccine by mid-June, according to a summary within NACI’s decision.

Despite the recommendation, NACI officials are still calling for second doses to be offered "as soon as possible" after all eligible populations have been offered first doses.

This is the organization for Canada. NACI (National Advisory Committee on Immunization) makes recommendations for the use of vaccines currently or newly approved for use in humans in Canada, including the identification of groups at risk for vaccine-preventable diseases for whom vaccination should be targeted. NACI knowledge syntheses, analyses and recommendations on vaccine use in Canada are published in literature reviews, statements and updates.

New statements are those which have been published within the past 5 years. Previous statements are those which are were published over 5 years ago and have been archived.

NACI recommendations are also published in vaccine-specific chapters of the Canadian Immunization Guide.

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