The Manitoba government is expanding access for a COVID-19 bivalent booster to people 18 and older. The bivalent vaccine has been developed to provide protection against two strains of COVID-19, the original strain of the virus and the omicron variant. Public health recommends that adults who are due for a booster get the bivalent vaccine as it provides that additional protection.
The bivalent vaccine will be available by appointment only at the Flin Flon Primary Health Care Centre next Monday and Wednesday from 9 to 4. For appointment call 204-687-1350.
Adults can also choose to receive the original vaccine as their fall booster dose if they do not wish to receive the bivalent and those are available Wednesdays at the Primary Health Care Centre from 1 to 4 with walk in and appointments available.
It is recommended people wait six months from their last dose to get their bivalent booster vaccine as this provides the best immune response but the minimum interval between a person’s last dose and their booster is three months.