Ontario opens bivalent booster appointments to everyone aged 12 and over

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Ontario is opening appointments for everyone aged 12 and over to obtain an Omicron-targeted COVID-19 vaccine beginning subsequent week. 

As the province is predicted to obtain its first shipments of the Pfizer bivalent vaccine from the federal authorities this week, Ontarians aged 12 to 17 can be eligible to ebook an appointment as of Monday, the Ministry of (*12*) stated.

“We are coming into into the autumn season the place historically we see an increase in circumstances of respiratory sickness, together with COVID-19,” stated Chief Medical Officer of (*12*) Dr. Kieran Moore in a information launch Thursday.

“Vaccines enhance your immune response and cut back the danger of extreme sickness, hospitalization and post-infection signs.”

The province made the bivalent vaccine obtainable to its most susceptible populations earlier this month.

The ministry has stated the beneficial wait between pictures is six months from the final booster dose, however the minimal interval is 84 days.

“We advocate Ontarians keep up to date with their COVID-19 vaccinations on the applicable interval since their final dose, and get an annual flu shot when it turns into obtainable,” Moore stated.

Starting Nov. 1, flu pictures will even be obtainable and could safely be given on the identical time, or at any time earlier than or after COVID-19 vaccine, the ministry stated.

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