Health Canada approves updated Moderna vaccine for COVID-19
Published September 12, 2023 at 10:52 am
Health Canada has authorized the use of an updated Moderna vaccine for COVID-19 for all Canadians over the age of six months.
The new vaccine targets the XBB.1.5 variant of the virus that causes COVID-19.
The decision, posted on the Health Canada website this morning, says the vaccine can be given in a single dose to everyone five and older.
For children between six months and four years of age, one dose is recommended for those previously vaccinated against COVID-19.
For children in that age group who have not been vaccinated, two doses is recommended.
When Moderna submitted a request for approval for the vaccine in June the company said it anticipated having supplies available for Canada in the fall.
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