What you need to know about the bivalent booster shots – CBC

We’ve answered some of your questions about the new vaccine

Sep 29, 2022

Appointments to get the new bivalent booster shots have opened up across provinces in Canada for all adults.

The vaccine was initially available for provinces’ more vulnerable populations at the beginning of September, but has since been made available to everyone over the age of 18.

Health officials have noted the importance of getting the shot, especially as the colder months approach, but the timing may vary person-to-person, based on when you were last infected or last vaccinated.

We’ve also received a number of questions about the bivalent booster and are here to answer them.

What is a bivalent COVID-19 vaccine?
Simply put, a “bivalent” vaccine is a type of vaccine that protects against a combination of two or more coronavirus strains.

This helps to create a broader immune response and improves the strength and duration of protection against the most dominant COVID-19 variants in circulation.

Read more: https://www.cbc.ca/news/bivalent-booster-faq-1.6599492

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