According to research, people who have recovered from COVID can only need one dose of vaccine
The National Advisory Committee on Immunization is evaluating literature that shows that people afflicted with COVID-19 will boost their antibodies with only one dose of a vaccine.
Infectious diseases expert Dr. Isaac Bogoch says if the data holds, it makes sense not just from a medical and scientific standpoint, but from a public-health standpoint, too.
“There’s sadly a lot of people in Canada that have had COVID-19 that have recovered, and if they only require one shot of a COVID-19 vaccine, that really leaves potentially hundreds and hundreds of thousands of extra vaccine doses that can be used to vaccinate other people,” he explained.
“If they receive just one shot of a two-shot vaccine series, they mount a very impressive immune response and this would likely be completely reasonable to protect them from COVID-19, when you compare it to, for example, someone who has not had COVID-19 and has received two doses of a vaccine,” he adds. “It really looks like this is a smart thing to do and, in fact, there are a few other jurisdictions that have done this already.