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Sunday, December 4, 2022
Letter–Concerns about getting a timely Pfizer booster shot

Dear editor:

It would seem the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has decided that those over 65 should receive a Pfizer booster shot six months after their second vaccine.

The agency also recommends that those who are suffering from such diseases as diabetes should also receive the booster shots.

Those frontline workers should also receive the booster shot at the same time, but as of now that does not appear to be the case in Canada.

This week when I visited my family doctor, I was informed that I was not qualified to receive the booster shot, nor is my wife, both of us well over 65.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has said we may see the booster shots after they are ordered and available by late January. That's not in keeping with the direction of the FDA and the developers of the vaccines.

If you are like my wife and I, you received your second shot after the recommended time span between your first and second dosage.

If the second shots people received within the recommended dates are seeing their immunity waning, what does that mean for us here in Canada who did not receive our second shot until long after the recommended time for the second shot?

How protected are we, since we did not receive our second shot in the time-span recommended by the vaccine provider? Do we have a strong enough immunity to ward off the first strain of COVID let alone the latest variant?

It would seem that our government is playing with our lives. They were late giving us our second vaccine. Now, are they going to be late with our booster shot?

Trudeau stated on the campaign trail that he and his party had done a remarkable job handling the treatment of our citizens during this pandemic. What is your assessment of his record?

Tom Thornton