Health Canada approves updated Pfizer vaccine for COVID-19 – CBC

Federal officials compare updated vaccines to annual flu shot

Sep 28, 2023

Health Canada has approved Pfizer’s updated vaccine to protect people aged six months and older from COVID-19.

Thursday’s authorization of the Pfizer-BioNTech Comirnaty vaccine takes aim at the Omicron XBB.1.5 subvariant of the virus that causes COVID.

The updated vaccine is administered as one dose for those aged five and up.

Children between six months and five years old who haven’t received the primary series should receive three doses.

Pfizer Canada said it expects the newly formulated vaccine to be available “in the coming weeks” before the respiratory virus season is forecasted to peak.

Moderna’s updated vaccine was approved earlier this month.

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