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NFN: Bivalent Vaccines Now Available

Press Release

September 22, 2022

UPCOMING CLINIC DATES:

  • Wednesday, September 28 from 2pm – 6pm
    Duchesnay – Community Hall
  • Wednesday, October 12 from 10am – 3pm
    Garden Village – Council Chambers

No appointments needed but supplies are limited.

More dates to be scheduled based on demand. Children’s vaccines for ages 5-11 years are also available.

Health Canada has approved COVID-19 bivalent vaccines for booster doses, which target both the original COVID-19 virus and the most recently circulating COVID-19 variants.  Individuals can receive the bivalent booster at the recommended interval of at least six months or 182 days (Last booster dose on or before March 23-2022) from their previous dose, regardless of how many boosters they have already received.

The Lawrence Commanda Health Centre will be offering bivalent COVID‑19 boosters to the most vulnerable populations, including:

  • Individuals aged 70 and older
  • First Nation, Inuit and Métis individuals or non-Indigenous household members aged 18 and older
  • Residents of a long-term care home, retirement home, or Elder Care Lodge or individuals living in other congregate settings that provide assisted-living and health services
  • Moderately to severely immunocompromised individuals aged 12 years and older
  • Pregnant individuals aged 18 years and older
  • Health care workers aged 18 years and older

For more information, please contact the Lawrence Commanda Health Centre at 705-753-3312.

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