Those previously infected with COVID-19 still strongly urged to get vaccinated

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Published November 24, 2021 at 2:16 pm

A vial of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine for children 5 to 12 years old sits ready for use. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-LM Otero

Those who have been infected with COVID-19, including those who were previously not eligible to get vaccinated, are strongly encouraged to do so.

“At this point in time the protection offered by natural immunity after infection is suggested to be very volatile and fleeting, and the advice is anyone who has previously had the virus should get vaccinated as soon as their symptoms have resolved,” Dr. Lawrence Loh, Medical Officer of Health for the Region of Peel, said in a press conference on Wednesday (November 24).

Vaccination coverage in Brampton is rapidly approaching the goal of 90 per cent—89.5 per cent of residents over the age of 12 have received one dose of a vaccine, while 85.6 per cent have been fully immunized.

Further, as of this week, those between the ages of five and 11 will be able to get the vaccine, representing one of the last cohorts of people who have not yet been able to.

The pediatric vaccine will be available for members of this age group as of Thursday at primary care clinics, and as of Friday at mass vaccination clinics.

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