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Health Canada Greenlights Moderna's Omicron-Targeting COVID-19 Booster Vaccine

Canada's first Omicron-targeting booster shot approved for people aged 18 and older.

Health Canada has approved Moderna's new COVID-19 booster vaccine for people aged 18 and older. 

The new shot targets both the omicron strain and the original strain of the COVID-19 virus. 

The shot was approved for use in the UK two weeks ago, and the US greenlit both Moderna and Pfizer's Omicron-fighting shots earlier this week. 

Health Canada says studies show that the new vaccine provides a better immune response to the Omicron variant than the original Moderna mRNA shot. 

The agency recommends getting the booster at least four months after your previous shot. 

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