Bivalent COVID-19 booster available to Sask. residents 18 and older starting Thursday – CBC

Moderna Spikevax designed to protect against original strain and Omicron

Sep 28, 2022

People 18 and older in Saskatchewan can get a bivalent COVID-19 booster starting Thursday.

The province announced the expansion of access on its website Wednesday afternoon.

The Moderna Spikevax bivalent booster offers protection against both the original SARS-CoV-2 strain and the Omicron variant.

The vaccine has been available to adults in many provinces, but Saskatchewan had limited access to people 70 and older, or those 50 and older in First Nations and Métis communities and in the Northern Saskatchewan Administration District.

The Ministry of Health said the vaccine will be made available through Saskatchewan Health Authority booked appointments, at walk-in clinics and at participating pharmacies.

It is recommending people wait four months after their previous booster before getting a new dose.

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