COVID-19 Bivalent Vaccine
The bivalent vaccine is only offered as a booster dose. This means that you must have already completed your primary series (2 doses) to receive it. If you are eligible, it is recommended that you should get your bivalent booster dose at an interval of six months, or a minimum interval of three months, after your last dose.
Individuals are recommended to get a bivalent booster dose after the minimum three-month interval and after consulation with your health care provider. The bivalent vaccine will be offered to those who are:
- aged 65 and older
- a First Nations, Inuit and Métis individual or a non-Indigenous husehold member, aged 18 and older
- a resident of a long-term care home, retirement home or Elder Care Lodge
- an individual living in other congregate settings that provide assisted living and health services
- individuals aged 12 and over with an underlyng medical condition that places them at high risk of severe COVID-19;
- For adolescents 12-17 years og age with moderately to severely immunocompromising conditions and/or who have biological or social risk factors that place them at high risk of severe outcomes from COVID-10, a booster dose of bivalent Moderna COVID-19 vaccine amy be offered off-label based on clinical discretion
- pregnant, aged 18 and older
- health care workers, aged 18 and older
For more information on the bivalent vaccine.
Individuals can book a bivalent booster dose appointment through the Ontario COVID-19 vaccination portal:
Last updated: October 7, 2022