With school around the corner, should kids wait for an Omicron-specific vaccine? – CTV

Aug. 26, 2022

As Canadian children prepare for their fourth school year amid the COVID-19 pandemic, it may look unlike any other, with the prospect of bivalent vaccines on the horizon. These updated COVID-19 vaccines target both the original strain of the coronavirus, as well as the Omicron BA.1 sub-variant.

Omicron-specific booster doses manufactured by both Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna are currently undergoing review by Health Canada. This may lead some parents to wonder whether to vaccinate their children before classes resume, or wait for a bivalent vaccine to become available.

For children who have not yet received any COVID-19 vaccine doses but are eligible, Dr. Nazeem Muhajarine encourages parents to get them vaccinated as soon as possible.

Read more: https://www.ctvnews.ca/health/coronavirus/with-school-around-the-corner-should-kids-wait-for-an-omicron-specific-vaccine-1.6042324

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