New Pediatric Bivalent Vaccine Available

There is a new updated vaccine for Omicron variant for the 5 to 11 year old age group

This is a booster dose . Doses are available 5 months after their second dose of vaccine or from a recent covid-19 infection.

Anyone who has already had a third booster dose is not eligible to receive the vaccine unless they are high risk and it has been at least 3 months since the previous booster. High risk definition is much broader for this age group, anyone interested in getting a fourth dose for their child should reach out to Community Health 403-734-5616 to inquire.

The newest COVID vaccines, known as “bivalent vaccines” now offer coverage against the Omicron variant and are more effective than previous vaccines at preventing illness against the newer strains.

This is why it is so important to have “booster” vaccines for full coverage against current strains of the virus. The bivalent COVID-19 vaccines trigger a stronger immune response and provide additional protection against both Omicron and the original SARS-CoV-2 virus strain.

Vaccines are available at Siksika Health Services from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday-Friday.