Delay between doses 'expected to be less' than 4 months as supply increases: Vaccine panel
2021-04-07 from ctvnews.ca
The National Advisory Committee on Immunization (NACI) is standing by its recommendation to delay second doses of two-shot COVID-19 vaccines by up to four months, but is now acknowledging that given Canada’s increasing vaccine supply, not everyone will be waiting four months between their doses.
Officials from NACI, as well as provincial and federal health authorities, briefed reporters Wednesday on new data they have released to back up their dose delay recommendation.
“With Canada's expected vaccine supply, the interval between the first and second dose is expected to be less than four months,” said NACI Vice-Chair Dr. Shelley Deeks.
NACI is projecting that as supply of vaccines increases in Canada the interval between shots will likely be closer to the initial guidance, with second doses being scheduled for a month and a half or two months after the first.
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