When the Covid-19 vaccine first arrived in Canada, news about it flooded the radio and television. Online and social media feeds also keep floating the news about this.
More than 80 percent of Canadians responded to these announcements by lining up in front of mass immunization clinics and booking appointments for the first two doses. In the years since, federal, provincial and territorial governments have continued to raise public awareness and actively encourage people to take booster doses against waning immunity. Still the response in this regard was low.
Pfizer BioEntech and Moderna have now developed two new Covid-19 vaccines to combat Omicron’s subvariant XBB.1.5, which has emerged as the dominant vaccine across the country. Every province and territory currently has at least one updated o-mRNA vaccine on hand. However, some experts say that the work of creating public awareness in this regard has not been as it should have been.
Doctors say it is important to get up-to-date vaccines. This is because the vaccine is able to protect against the subvariant at a time when the number of Covid-19 cases is increasing. In addition, it has been six months since most Canadians received the Covid-19 vaccine. Six months after receiving the vaccine, immunity generally declines.
It seems to me that we have forgotten the experience of Covid-19. The Covid-19 situation in this Hemant is different from the previous three Hemants. We are in a good position now. So it cannot be said that we are in a completely safe position.
Provinces and territories who are eligible to receive the updated version of the Covid-19 vaccine are now providing that information on their websites. Providing information on where to find it as well as links to book appointments.
A text or email is being sent to everyone in British Columbia who has received the primary series of the Covid-19 vaccine when they will receive the new vaccine. Adrian Dix, the province’s health minister, told The Canadian Press.
According to his data, 144,000 invitations to get the Covid-19 and flu vaccine are made every day in British Columbia.
The National Advisory Committee on Immunization (NACI) recommends that everyone six months of age and older receive the XBB.1.5 vaccine six months after their last Covid-19 vaccine. The NACI recommends that children and adults who have never received the Covid-19 vaccine also receive the XBB.1.5 vaccine.