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BREAKING | NACI strongly recommends COVID-19 boosters for people over 50

The National Advisory Committee on Immunization (NACI) is now strongly recommending adults over the age of 50 be offered COVID-19 boosters, while those aged 18 to 49 'may' be offered boosters based on individual risks and where they live.

A man enters a COVID-19 vaccination site in Montreal, on Dec. 1, 2021. (Ryan Remiorz / THE CANADIAN PRESS)

WHO says measures used against Delta should work for Omicron

Measures used to counter the Delta variant should remain the foundation for fighting the coronavirus pandemic, even in the face of the new Omicron version of the virus, World Health Organization officials said Friday, while acknowledging that the travel restrictions imposed by some countries may buy time.