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On September 22, 2022 / Media
September 22, 2022 | News Katie May | Winnipeg Free Press An influx of eager bivalent-booster bookers headed online or phoned local pharmacies first thing Thursday to secure their latest dose of COVID-19 vaccine, but it’s not top priority for many newly eligible Manitobans. It is recommended to wait six months between vaccines for the strongest immune response. Tim Smith, who is the practice adviser for Pharmacists Manitoba, said the level of public interest in the bivalent vaccine hasn’t been as heightened as the first vaccine rollout last year. “Not quite at that level, but comparable” to interest in previous boosters, Smith said. He advised individuals soon they’ll be able to get their flu shots and bivalent boosters during the same visit, if desired. Not everyone was especially eager: Brian Fehr said he’ll wait for Canada to approve Pfizer’s bivalent vaccine, which was developed to target Omicron subvariants BA.4 and BA.5.…Read More Back to Top