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Pfizer bivalent COVID-19 vaccine to be available in Saskatchewan for ages 12 and up

REGINA — People in Saskatchewan aged 12 and older will be able to get the Pfizer bivalent COVID-19 vaccine starting on Monday.

The province says it will be available at health authority-booked and walk-in clinics, as well as clinics in Indigenous communities. 

Some pharmacies will also start getting the Pfizer booster doses next week.

The province says people are eligible for vaccine if it has been four months since their previous dose.

Bivalent vaccines target both the original strain of the coronavirus and its Omicron variant. 

The Pfizer version was approved by Health Canada earlier this month. 

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Oct. 14, 2022.

The Canadian Press