Archived 17: Summary of National Advisory Committee on Immunization (NACI) statement: Recommendations on the use of COVID-19 vaccines

Publication date: September 28, 2021

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This is an archived version. Please refer to the most current version of the recommendations on the use of COVID-19 vaccines.

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Overview

NACI now recommends that:

To see the full update, please visit NACI’s Recommendations on the use of COVID-19 vaccines.

What you need to know

NACI now recommends that:

To see the full update, please visit NACI’s Recommendations on the use of COVID-19 vaccines.

Quotes

“In the early stages of the COVID-19 vaccine program, NACI recommended that COVID-19 vaccines should not be given at the same time as other vaccines as a precautionary measure. We now have much more experience with COVID-19 vaccines and, coupled with our extensive experience on the concomitant administration of non-COVID-19 vaccines for routine immunizations, NACI has determined that a precautionary approach is no longer necessary.

Concomitant administration of COVID-19 vaccine and other vaccines will simplify the implementation of influenza vaccine programs this fall and catch up for routine vaccines to ensure we are able to optimize protection against COVID-19 and other infectious diseases that can cause serious illness in Canada. NACI is closely monitoring the evidence related to concomitant administration of COVID-19 vaccines and other vaccines and will continue to adjust recommendations as needed.”

  • Dr. Shelley Deeks, NACI Chair

“Receiving your routine vaccines and COVID-19 vaccines in a timely manner is always important. Being able to give the COVID-19 vaccines at the same time as, or within days of, other vaccines will make it easier for Canadians to get their vaccines at the right time, especially as we get closer to influenza season and the rollout of the 2021 influenza vaccine program. This will also make it easier to catch up on other routine vaccines that might have been delayed due to the pandemic.”

  • Dr. Theresa Tam, Chief Public Health Officer
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