COVID-19: 1st shipment of Moderna’s Omicron booster doses to be delivered to Canada on Friday | FULL

Speaking to reporters and the Canadian public on Thursday afternoon in Ottawa, Health Minister Jean-Yves Duclos said that 780,000 doses of the newly-approved bivalent COVID-19 vaccine from Moderna would be delivered to Canada on Friday, with a total of 10.5 million doses expected by the end of September. Duclos also said that "where possible," people aged 18 and older should look into getting the bivalent vaccine as a booster dose going forward, but stressed existing vaccines were still effective. Moderna’s vaccine is the first to get approval in the Canadian market that specifically targets the Omicron variant. Canada has already purchased 12 million doses of Moderna's updated shot for 2022 and 2023. The two have agreed to convert six million doses of the company’s COVID-19 vaccine, which targets the original virus, to an Omicron-containing bivalent vaccine. Canada will also purchase an additional 4.5 million doses of the Omicron-containing vaccine, and is moving forward with the scheduled delivery of 1.5 million doses of the bivalent shot from 2022 to 2023. For more info, please go to Subscribe to Global News Channel HERE: Like Global News on Facebook HERE: Follow Global News on Twitter HERE: Follow Global News on Instagram HERE: #GlobalNews #covid19 #coronavirus #cdnpoli #canada


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