Boosters Best Way to Boost Protection Against Omicron – FNHA

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Boosters Best Way to Boost Protection Against Omicron – FNHA

by ahnationtalk on January 20, 202241 Views

Doctors at the First Nations Health Authority (FNHA) are calling on Indigenous people to get a booster dose of COVID-19 vaccine as the best way to protect themselves against the rapidly spreading Omicron variant of the virus.

Since it was first detected in November last year, Omicron has spread quickly around the world and is now the most common variant in many areas, including BC.

The immune response to vaccines may wane over time and as new variants evolve. That has happened with the COVID-19 vaccines, however research shows that booster doses can help combat that decline in protection.

“The message is clear: get vaccinated with the booster as soon as you are eligible,” said Dr. Shannon McDonald, Chief Medical Officer with the FNHA. “That will provide the best protection against the severe and tragic outcomes that can occur from COVID-19 infection​.”

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