Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine booster shot approved by Health Canada

Health Canada has approved a booster of Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine for people 18 years of age and older.

The Canadian health agency gave the greenlight for the shot, also known as Spikevax, on Friday.

Pfizer’s vaccine was given approval as a booster dose for all Canadians 18 years or older earlier this week.

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Moderna’s booster shot is also authorized for adults 18 years or older, and is to be used at least six months after an individual has received two doses of a Health Canada-approved COVID-19 vaccine.

Moderna’s booster shot is a half dose of the regular vaccine, according to Health Canada.

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COVID-19 booster doses are an extra shot given after full vaccination and are designed to help people maintain protection from the virus.


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