New pediatric Pfizer vaccine, COVID-19 bivalent booster available starting Monday – CBC

Bivalent boosters may offer more targeted protection against COVID-19 Omicron variants, ministry says

Sep 25, 2022

Starting Monday, children aged between six months to under five years old can receive the new pediatric Pfizer vaccine, while all adults 18 and over can receive the bivalent booster vaccine, Ontario’s Ministry of Health said.

A news release from the ministry said the bivalent booster vaccines may offer more targeted protection against COVID-19 Omicron variants.

“With the start of the fall and winter respiratory illness season, it is especially important to make sure people stay up to date with their vaccines,” Deputy Premier and Minister of Health Sylvia Jones said in a statement.

“COVID-19 vaccinations and boosters are the best tool to keep people healthy and out of hospitals, and to ensure Ontario’s economy stays open as the weather cools and people spend more time indoors.”

Read more: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/ontario-covid-19-bivalent-booster-1.6595391

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