With flu season on the horizon, we answer your COVID-19 questions – CBC

Experts recommend waiting for updated vaccines, testing if you feel sick

Sep 13, 2023

After 3½ years of COVID-19, many Canadians have learned how to make decisions around living with the virus. But as Canada heads into another cold and flu season, many still have questions about what they’re supposed to do if they start to feel unwell.

Here are answers to some common questions.

What is the updated vaccine?
Health Canada approved an updated COVID-19 vaccine on Tuesday in hopes of boosting the population’s protection against the latest strains of the virus ahead of the fall and winter season.

The new Moderna vaccine, which targets the Omicron XBB.1.5 variant, can be given to anyone six months of age or older. People can get the shot whether or not they were previously vaccinated. It is expected to hit the market by early October.

Read more: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/covid-19-flu-season-2023-q-and-a-1.6963237

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