With summer officially kicking off in Canada this week, travel, weddings, BBQs and other social events are on the table. Should a COVID-19 booster be part of your summer holiday plans?
Experts who spoke to Global News say it’s a good time to get one if you haven’t already. After more than three years of COVID-19, new cases have decreased or plateaued in Canada – and so has the vaccine uptake.
The World Health Organization (WHO) declared in May that COVID-19 was no longer considered a global health emergency but cautioned that the virus still poses a threat.
Canada is in a “much better” place right now than before, yet COVID-19 is still a “significant contributor to hospitalization and death,” said Dr.