Health Canada approves updated Moderna vaccine for COVID-19

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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.

The Canadian Press

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