Quebec bumps up COVID-19 booster campaign ahead of new school year, fall – GLOBAL

August 24, 2022

Quebec is allowing anyone 18 and older to sign up for COVID-19 booster shots ahead of schedule as the school year begins and the fall season looms.

Luc Boileau, the province’s public health director, announced adults of all ages could book their appointments starting Tuesday — instead of next week as previously planned.

“We want to insist that there are several measures in place to protect themselves and protect those around them as they return to their regular fall activities,” he said, citing vaccination as an example.

Boileau also said a bivalent vaccine targeting both the original strain of COVID-19 and the Omicron variant should be available in less than two weeks. His comment comes as Canadians are still waiting on Health Canada’s approval of bivalent vaccine submissions from Moderna and Pfizer.

He said once a bivalent shot is available it will immediately replace the older-generation vaccines for distribution across the province.

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