P.E.I. will offer 3rd COVID-19 vaccine dose to immune-compromised Islanders – CBC

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P.E.I. will offer 3rd COVID-19 vaccine dose to immune-compromised Islanders – CBC

by tmnationtalk on September 15, 202119 Views

‘I would definitely opt to receive it,’ says Islander living with a transplanted kidney

Sep 15, 2021

P.E.I. will be offering a third dose of COVID-19 vaccine to certain Islanders with compromised immune systems, the province has confirmed.

That includes transplant recipients and people undergoing treatment for cancer.

On Friday, Canada’s national advisory body on vaccines made the recommendation that moderately to severely immunocompromised Canadians should be vaccinated with a series of three doses of an authorized mRNA-based vaccine, which includes those from Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna.

For those who’ve already had two doses, NACI recommends a third dose, ideally of an mRNA vaccine.

The committee stressed this should not be considered a “booster” for a healthy person’s naturally waning immunity but an essential step in building protection for the patients involved.

Read more: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/prince-edward-island/pei-third-dose-covid-vaccine-immune-compromised-islanders-1.6175366

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