Latest COVID-19 vaccines available and flu shots for Sudbury coming soon – CBC

Oct 03, 2023

Sudbury’s health unit is encouraging people to get their seasonal flu shots and register to get a booster dose of the COVID-19 vaccine as cases begin to climb across the region.

The first phase of the Public Health Sudbury and Districts’ COVID-19 vaccine rollout will make the jabs available for select high-risk individuals. According to the PHSD, the latest vaccine provides greater protection against the currently circulating Omicron XBB subvariants.

Cindy Rocca is manager of the unit’s Sexual Health, Vaccine Preventable Diseases and COVID-19 Vaccination Division.

Rocca said although it’s a phased rollout, and they’re prioritizing high-risk individuals at their clinics, supply of the updated vaccine isn’t yet a concern.

“Health Canada has approved the Moderna XB formulation and has recently approved the Pfizer XB formulation,” Rocca said.

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