Ontario: the bivalent vaccine soon available to all

Ontario: bivalent vaccine soon available to all

UPDATE DAY

For now available to vulnerable adults, Moderna's new bivalent COVID-19 vaccine will be available to all Ontarians 18 years of age and older beginning at the end of September.  

Although it is already possible to make an appointment to receive this vaccine protecting against both Omicron and previous variants, these will not begin until September 26th. However, the bivalent vaccine may be offered to those scheduled to receive their booster dose between September 12 and September 25, supply permitting.

Supply will depend on shipping schedules and availability. federal supply, said the Ontario Ministry of Health.

“The bivalent COVID-19 vaccine is a safe and effective way for people to better protect themselves against variants of the most recent COVID-19 in Ontario,” said Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Kieran Moore in a press release.

It should be remembered that in Ontario, the population is recommended to go get a booster dose every six months, regardless of how many doses you've already received.

“As vaccine protection wanes over time, I encourage all Ontarians ages 5 and older to get the booster dose they are eligible for,” added Dr. Moore.