Individuals 5 years-of-age and older who have not yet received a booster dose since September 1, 2022, remain recommended to receive a booster dose if it has been at least six-months since their last dose or confirmed COVID-19 infection.
If a booster dose has been received on or after September 1, 2022 (either monovalent or bivalent), there is no current evidence that substantiates the need for an additional dose, beyond the high-risk groups mentioned below.
Individuals in specific high-risk populations are recommended to receive a spring booster dose if at least six-months (168 days) has passed since their last dose or confirmed COVID-19 infection.
The following groups are recommended to receive a booster dose this spring:
- Those 65 years-of-age and older
- Residents of long-term care homes, retirement homes, elder care lodges, and other congregate living settings for seniors
- Individuals 18 years-of-age and older living in congregate care settings for people with complex medical care needs
- Pregnant individuals
- Individuals 18 years-of-age and older who are moderately to severely immunocompromised
- Individuals 55 years-of-age and older who identify as First Nations, Inuit, or Métis and their non-Indigenous household members aged 55 years-of-age and older.
You can check to see when you’re recommended to receive a booster dose using the Province’s online tool.
Before you can get a booster, you must be aged 5 or older and have completed your primary series of vaccine doses. A primary series consists of:
2 doses of a Health Canada approved/World Health Organization Vaccine Emergency List vaccine, or
3 doses of a Health Canada approved/World Health Organization Vaccine Emergency List vaccine if you are immunocompromised.