Manitoba expands eligibility for Omicron-specific COVID-19 vaccine to anyone 18 and older – CBC

Newly eligible people can begin booking appointments on Sept. 22

Sep 21, 2022

Manitoba’s eligibility for the bivalent COVID-19 vaccine that targets the Omicron variant of the coronavirus has expanded to include anyone over 18, the provincial government announced Wednesday afternoon.

Newly eligible people can start booking appointments to get that updated Moderna vaccine at 9 a.m. on Sept. 22 using the online booking system, a news release says.

For the best immune response, public health officials recommend people wait until at least six months after their last dose before getting the bivalent vaccine.

“We know from the evidence that if you wait a bit longer, that six months duration between your last dose and the booster, you can get a stronger immune response,” Manitoba’s Chief Public Health Officer Dr. Brent Roussin said at a news conference Wednesday afternoon.

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