Ontario opens appointments for new bivalent COVID-19 booster shots to all adults – CBC

Moderna’s bivalent vaccine targets original virus and original Omicron variant

Sep 12, 2022

Adults in Ontario can begin booking a bivalent COVID-19 vaccine booster dose on Monday, the province says.

Spots opened for everyone as of 8 a.m. ET, though appointments for especially vulnerable people will be prioritized until September 26 before widening to all residents 18 and older.

Those vulnerable populations include:

Ontarians aged 70 and older.
Residents of long-term care homes, retirement homes, Elder Care Lodges and individuals living in other congregate settings that provide assisted-living and health services.
First Nation, Inuit and Métis individuals and their non-Indigenous household members aged 18 and older.
Moderately to severely immunocompromised individuals aged 12 and older.
Pregnant individuals aged 18 and older.
Health-care workers aged 18 and older.
The availability of bivalent vaccine doses will be based on shipment schedules and supply from the federal government, the Ministry of Health said in a news release.

Read more: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/bivalent-booster-shots-covid-ontario-adults-1.6579696

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