Sask. residents in LTC and personal care homes eligible for Moderna bivalent vaccine on Monday – CBC

Booster available Sept. 19 for anyone 70 and older, Indigenous people 50 and older

Sep 08, 2022

The Health Canada-approved Moderna bivalent vaccine will be available to those 18 years and older who are in long term-care (LTC) and personal care homes and other congregate living facilities beginning Monday.

The province says it is expecting to receive 90,000 doses of the vaccine over the next two weeks.

LTC homes and other facilities will be contacted directly during the next few weeks to arrange to get the vaccine.

Beginning Sept. 19 the Moderna bivalent booster dose will be available at Saskatchewan Health Authority (SHA) vaccination clinics and through participating pharmacies to:

All Saskatchewan residents 70 years and older.
All Saskatchewan residents 50 years and older in First Nation and Métis communities and those in the Northern Service Administration District (NSAD).
The Moderna bivalent vaccine targets both the original virus and the Omicron variant BA.1 that emerged late last year and drove the largest wave of infection and hospitalization among Canadians in the pandemic.

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