What you need to know about the bivalent booster shots

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A coronavirus vaccine is prepared at a clinic in Vancouver earlier this year. The bivalent booster shots are now available to adults across provinces in Canada. (Ben Nelms/CBC)


(Annia Bessonov/ CBC News) — 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. (…)

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