B.C. begins fall vaccination campaign with bivalent COVID-19 boosters – CBC

Invitations will be sent out based on people’s risk and age if it has been 6 months since previous dose

Sep 20, 2022

The new bivalent COVID-19 vaccine is now being offered to eligible people as part of the British Columbia’s fall booster program.

As outlined by Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry earlier this month, the new combination vaccine — containing a mixture of spike protein elements from both the original SARS-CoV-2 virus and the Omicron variant, BA.1 — will be offered to adults 18 and older, and youth from 12 to 17 who are at higher risk of developing serious illness from COVID-19.

The Ministry of Health notes that, as with the previous doses of COVID-19 vaccine, invitations will be sent out based on people’s risk and age, as long as it has been six months since their previous dose.

Priority groups will continue to include people over the age of 60, Indigenous peoples of all ages, people who are clinically extremely vulnerable and people, such as eligible health-care workers, who work with high-risk and vulnerable individuals.

Read more: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/bc-covid-19-bivalent-boosters-rollout-1.6589568

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