A single dose is recommended for previously vaccinated children between 6 months and 4 years of age and two doses for unvaccinated children.(Photo: The Canadian Press)
Health Canada has approved Moderna's updated Covid-19 vaccine.
This vaccine can be administered to Canadians six months of age or older.
This new vaccine targets the XBB.1.5 subvariant of Covid-19.
According to the decision posted this morning on Health Canada's website, children over 5 years of age can be given this vaccine in a single dose.
A single dose is recommended for previously vaccinated children between 6 months and 4 years of age and two doses for unvaccinated children.
Federal officials have also provided information on Covid-19 vaccines.
The updated new mRNA-based vaccine is monovalent, i.e. a vaccine providing protection against only one variant, which targets the XBB.1.5 subvariant of Omicron.
The agency has urged all Canadians to stay up-to-date with their Covid-19 vaccine.
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