An extra booster dose of the COVID vaccine

well being

A booster dose of the COVID-19 vaccine is advisable for some folks.

CISSS du Bas-Saint-Laurent is informing residents that the Quebec Immunization Fee is recommending a booster dose of the COVID-19 vaccine for some folks.

A booster dose with bivalent vaccine is advisable for the next individuals who haven’t had COVID-19 and whose final dose was taken for no less than six months, whatever the product used beforehand:

  • Individuals who reside in CHSLDs or RPAs or reside in different group settings with a excessive proportion of aged and susceptible folks;
  • folks over 5 years of age who’re immunocompromised or on dialysis, or who’re thought-about to be at excessive threat of problems (even when they have already got COVID-19);
  • Adults who reside in distant and remoted areas.

This booster dose can nonetheless be given with the bivalent vaccine to folks between the ages of 5 and 59 who’re in good well being and wish to obtain it, whether or not or not they have already got COVID-19. Nonetheless, the interval of no less than six months after the final dose obtained, or after an infection with COVID-19, have to be revered.

For individuals who haven’t accomplished fundamental vaccination, these doses can nonetheless be obtained at one of many eight vaccination facilities situated within the MRCs in Camorasca, Rivière-du-Loup, Temisquata, Basque, Rimouski-Nigate, Metis, Matapedia and Matane.

CISSS du Bas-Saint-Laurent reminds you that the advisable variety of doses varies in accordance with the age, medical historical past and well being standing of every particular person. The affected person’s vaccination schedule shall be evaluated whereas visiting a COVID-19 vaccination clinic. Appointments could be made by means of Clic Santé or by cellphone at 1-877-644-4545. It is usually potential to indicate up with out an appointment throughout enterprise hours. The clinic schedule is on the market on the CISSS du Bas-Saint-Laurent web site.