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Dr. Caroline Quach and Dr. Shainoor Ismail discuss guidance on identifying priority populations for COVID-19 immunization. It's likely that when Canada does get a vaccine, it will not be possible to immunize all Canadians at once. We therefore need to have a plan in place for prioritization within our population. Dr. Quach and Dr. Ismail are two of the authors of an evidence-based guideline publishing in CMAJ outlining which key populations need to be prioritized for early COVID-19 immunization. They wrote this guidance as part of Canada’s National Advisory Committee on Immunization (NACI). This work was supported by the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC). Dr. Caroline Quach is a pediatric infectious diseases specialist and microbiologist at CHU Sainte-Justine and is also a professor at the University of Montreal. Dr. Shainoor Ismail is a senior medical specialist at PHAC. The summary guideline is published in CMAJ: www.cmaj.ca/lookup/doi/10.1503/cmaj.202353 The full guideline is available on the Public Health Agency of Canada's website: https://www.canada.ca/en/public-health/services/immunization/national-advisory-committee-on-immunization-naci/guidance-key-populations-early-covid-19-immunization.html ----------------------------------- Subscribe to CMAJ Podcasts on Apple Podcasts, iTunes, Google Play, Stitcher, Overcast, Instacast, or your favourite aggregator. You can also follow us directly on our SoundCloud page or you can visit www.cmaj.ca/page/multimedia/podcasts.