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Moderna Just Applied To Have Its Spikevax Booster Dose Approved By Health Canada

Justin Trudeau previously announced that Canada has secured enough booster doses for the near future.

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Moderna Just Applied To Have Its Spikevax Booster Dose Approved By Health Canada

Canada is one step closer to approving booster doses for those who need them after the latest announcement from Moderna and Health Canada.

In a series of tweets, Health Canada confirmed on October 6, 2021, that the vaccine manufacturer had submitted a booster dose of the Spikevax vaccine and was beginning a review.

"Booster doses were recently recommended by NACI for long-term care residents and seniors in other congregate living settings," Health Canada wrote. "An additional dose for people who are moderately to severely immunocompromised has also been recommended."

In August, Moderna released a statement that said people who received two doses of its vaccine would "likely" need a third dose by the fall; Pfizer's CEO has also said that a third dose could be needed six to 12 months after getting fully vaccinated.

Canada has prepped for the possibility, with Justin Trudeau announcing in August that the country has secured enough booster doses for the "coming months and years." However, Chief Public Health Officer of Canada Dr. Theresa Tam said in September that getting first and second doses to people not yet vaccinated is more of a focus for the country than booster doses.

Health Canada has a robust website with all the latest information on COVID-19 vaccines and can answer any questions you may have.

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