Fourth Doses To Be Offered To Long-Term Care Residents

Thursday December 30th, 2021

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Ontario announced Thursday that they will be making fourth doses of mRNA vaccines available to residents of long-term care homes, retirement homes, Elder Care Lodges and other congregate care settings if at least three months, or 84 days, have passed since their third dose.

The decision is based on the recommendations from the Ontario Immunization Advisory Committee.

In response to the uniquely high-risk nature of long-term care settings for Ontario’s most vulnerable individuals, the province is also mandating third doses for all staff, students, volunteers, caregivers and support workers by January 28th, 2022, for those currently eligible for a booster, and will be requiring visitors to provide proof of a booster dose once the temporary pause on general visitors is lifted.

Nearly 47% of eligible staff and about 86% of eligible residents have received their third dose booster.

 

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