The federal government will consider whether to include booster shots in the next version of the COVID-19 vaccine mandate for its workers, the Treasury Board said as it reviews the rules.
The government must review the need for the policy, which currently requires federal public servants to get two doses of the COVID-19 vaccine or face unpaid leave, after six months.
“Any decisions will be based on science and the advice of public health officials,” Mona Fortier, president of the Treasury Board, said in a statement Monday (April 11).
Fortier confirmed last week the definition of “fully vaccinated” is also being considered as part of the review. If the definition of fully vaccinated is changed, workers may need a booster to keep their