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Bivalent (two-strain) vaccine now available at VCH clinics

Starting the week of Monday Sept. 19, Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH) COVID-19 vaccine clinics will begin offering immunizations with the new combination bivalent (two-strain) vaccine as part of the province's fall booster program. This vaccine type provides an immune response against the original virus strain and Omicron variants, and is expected to be effective at reducing the risk of serious illness. This new vaccine will be available as a booster to all adults over the age of 18 years, and youth from 12-17 years who are at higher risk of severe outcomes from COVID-19. Find out more information, visit the get a COVID-19 booster page on gov.bc.ca

COVID-19 vaccines available for infants and children six months to four years.

To book an appointment, first register your infant or child in the provincial Get Vaccinated system.

Getting vaccinated is easy and safe. Spread the word and help your friends and family get vaccinated. 






 

 

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