Quebecers aged 55 and up can now get their COVID-19 booster shot

Jan 4 2022, 2:35 pm

If you’re older than 55 and have received your second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine at least three months ago, you are now eligible for your booster shot.

Other groups that are eligible for boosters as of January 4 include Quebec healthcare workers and caregivers, immunocompromised people, people with certain health conditions, and pregnant women.

According to the government’s website a booster dose of messenger RNA COVID-19 vaccine is “recommended to enable the immune system to re-establish a sufficient level of antibodies to compensate for the drop that may occur after a few months.”

As of January 4, 17% of eligible Quebecers have already received their third shot according to Santé Québec.

While the boosters should become more widely available to younger age groups in the coming weeks, the provincial government says the additional dose is still not recommended for children under 12 on dialysis or who have weakened immune systems.

To book your appointment visit the Clic Santé website.

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