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More people eligible for bivalent COVID booster starting Monday

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Sep 15, 2022 | 2:21 PM

Beginning Monday, extra Saskatchewan residents will turn out to be eligible for Moderna’s bivalent COVID-19 booster dose.

In accordance with the Ministry of Well being, the vaccine shall be accessible at Saskatchewan Well being Authority clinics and in sure pharmacies, with precedence teams changing into eligible first. Which means anybody 70 or older, and anybody 50 or older who resides in First Nations and Métis communities or within the Northern Service Administration District.

“It is suggested that eligible populations obtain the Moderna bivalent booster dose a minimum of 4 months following their final COVID-19 vaccination,” the ministry wrote in a information launch.

“The bivalent booster can solely be used as a booster and never as the primary or second dose in a main vaccination sequence.”

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