This past spring, we reached out to your organization to seek your support to share information about COVID-19 booster doses with people in Canada. We are writing again as part of our efforts to remind people to stay up to date with COVID-19 vaccinations by getting all doses when they are recommended.
Vaccines reduce the risks of severe illness and death from COVID-19, but protection fades over time. With the return to indoor activities this fall and winter, there may be a greater risk of COVID-19 illness.
That’s why we are reminding people in Canada to get a booster if it’s been:
- 6 months since their last COVID-19 vaccine dose, or
- 6 months since they tested positive for COVID-19
Boosters enhance protection, especially against serious disease from COVID-19 infection.
While vaccines may not fully prevent infection or getting sick from COVID-19, vaccination remains one of the most effective ways to protect against serious illness, hospitalization and death from COVID-19, and also help protect our healthcare system. That’s why it’s important for everyone to help strengthen their defences by staying up to date with the COVID-19 vaccines recommended for them.
We encourage people to visit their provincial or territorial website to book an appointment for a booster dose.
How can you help?
- Download and share our fact sheet on staying up to date with COVID-19 vaccination.
- Post our social media images on your channels to share the facts about COVID-19 booster doses.
- Use resources from our vaccine communications tool kit to help answer questions in your organization and community.
- Share our video to answer the question, “Why do I need to get a COVID-19 booster dose?”
- Encourage your community to continue to take action against COVID-19.
- Share information about COVID-19 vaccination and public health measures at your community event.
- Share Indigenous Services Canada’s website which has resources and information to promote the many ways to protect yourself from COVID-19.
- Use Canada.ca/covid-vaccine as a credible source of information about COVID-19 vaccines.
We also have COVID-19 information resources available in multiple languages.
We also encourage you to tag our accounts and share social media content from:
We appreciate your support in helping to share this important information with your networks.
Public Education Division
Health Canada and the Public Health Agency of Canada
Government of Canada