Health Canada continues to recommend five-year-olds get their experimental COVID vaccines, even if the children have natural immunity.
Heeding the advice of the National Advisory Committee on Immunization (NACI), Health Canada’s March 2023 update “strongly recommends” kids five and up get the primary series of COVID shots. Less than half of the 5-11 age demographic in Canada has completed their primary series.
Furthermore, infants 6 months and up are still eligible for the experimental shots as well.
However, boosters are not currently recommended for Canadians aged 65 and under unless they are “moderately to severely immunocompromised (due to an underlying condition or treatment).”
As for seniors 65 and over, Health Canada advises they get their sixth shot in two years – unless their first five vaccines didn’t stop an infection within the last six months.
“The recommended interval is 6 or more months from the last COVID-19 vaccine dose or SARS-CoV-2 infection if applicable (whichever is longer),” the update reads.
At the same time, the World Health Organization’s (WHO) March update advises that children stop getting the COVID vaccine. The WHO’s update states that “The public health impact of vaccinating healthy children and adolescents is comparatively much lower than the established benefits of traditional essential vaccines for children.”
Less than 1 in 5 Canadians have received a COVID vaccine in the last 6 months.
Last month, Research from Phinance Technologies showed that disability claims in the US have skyrocketed since the COVID vaccine rollout.
Analysts broke down the impact of the COVID-19 vaccines into different categories, including the rise in disabilities and the relationship with vaccine uptake.
The analysts used monthly data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics from 2008 up to November 2022.
“There seems to be clear evidence of a strong relationship between the COVID-19 vaccination rollout and increases in disability rates,” researchers said.