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Federal Vaccine Committee provides update on dosing intervals

Federal Vaccine Committee provides update on dosing intervals

The Canadian Vaccine Advisory Committee is expected to provide an update today on its recommendations regarding the interval between doses of COVID-19 vaccines.

Members of the National Advisory Committee on Immunization (NACI) and health officials will hold a technical briefing “on updating the NACI summary of evidence for extended dose interval for COVID vaccines- 7 pm at 11 am ET.

CBC News Online will broadcast it live.

Last month, NACI recommended that the maximum interval between the first and second dose of Moderna, Pfizer-BioNTech and AstraZeneca-Oxford COVID-19 vaccines should be increased to four months in order to increase the number of Canadians vaccinated.

At the time, MPs said that since the first doses of these three vaccines were shown to dramatically increase immunity, it was best to lengthen the interval to help protect more Canadians sooner.

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