Bivalent COVID-19 vaccine available to Nunavummiut 18 and over

Vaccine works as booster, says health department

The Moderna bivalent COVID-19 vaccine is now available as a booster for all Nunavummiut ages 18 and over, the health department announced Tuesday. (Photo by Spencer Davis on Unsplash)

By Nunatsiaq News

Nunavummiut ages 18 and older can now get the bivalent COVID-19 vaccine, the territory’s Health Department announced Tuesday.

The Moderna bivalent vaccine, which experts say offers better protection against the Omicron strain of the virus, is available as a booster to all Nunavummiut 18 or older who have had at least two doses of a COVID-19 vaccine, said spokesperson Danarae Sommerville.

It is given only after three to six months have passed since an individual’s previous vaccine dose.

Sommerville added the bivalent vaccine can be given at the same time as the flu shot.

Appointments can be made by contacting a local health centre or public health unit.

 

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(15) Comments:

  1. Posted by John K on

    Sign me up.

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  2. Posted by Bob Lee on

    Had my 2 doses and 2 overdoses aka boosters, may have to sit this one out until December.

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  3. Posted by Southerner on

    Might want to read up on Florida’s take on these. Spike protiens have caused new discoveries that are worth reading about. Also Pfitzer has made some new statements on their own research and findings that are worth knowing about….. to make informed decisions of course.

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    • Posted by anon on

      The Florida report you refer to is fundamentally flawed. It has not been published in any peer-reviewed journal, none of its authors are listed, it doesn’t have a large enough sample size, and the author(s) didn’t check to see if the patients who died had any other conditions that would lead to heart failure.

      The author(s) outright says they “cannot determine the causative nature of a participant’s death” and “the underlying cause of death may not be cardiac related.” Meaning they can’t determine if death was from heart failure or even what caused it, but the study is now being used to misinform people about the vaccine.

      Here’s how you do a proper medical study: https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jama/fullarticle/2784015
      Quote: “This analysis found no significant associations between vaccination with mRNA COVID-19 vaccines and selected serious health outcomes 1 to 21 days after vaccination, although CIs were wide for some rate ratio estimates and additional follow-up is ongoing.”

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  4. Posted by anti-vaxx on

    let me know how you have reacted on the first booster shot,
    cause i only have 1st and 2nd vaxx but with no booster at all because i thought there might be more and now here it is the 3rd or 4th booster shot is here lmfao
    any of yall who has all of it, did you received a free pizza yet?

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    • Posted by Southerner in the North on

      I’ve had all five shots now. On all but the 2nd one, the only reaction I had was a slightly sore arm. On the 2nd one I felt very, very tired and had to take a day off work to recover.

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    • Posted by John K on

      Sore arm and some aches with all of them.

      No pizza yet. But none of the other silly nonsense I was ensure would happen to me either.

      Not that anyone with a brain ACTUALLY believed any of that.

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  5. Posted by Umingmak on

    I got the first two shots plus the first booster. I’m a healthy, young guy. I’m not getting any more. With the >99% survival rate and the proven inability of the vaccine to prevent the spread of infection, it seems pointless to keep getting shots.

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    • Posted by John WP Murphy on

      Another expert speaks about something they clearly know very little about.
      I think I will stick with our own Canadian scientists and Nunavuts good Doctor and his panel of professionals.
      Good luck Umingmak
      Hope you never contract the bug and unwittingly pass it on to your loved ones.

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      • Posted by Dear John on

        and you the expert! you must have realized by now the shift in what media is available to people, and what “science” has actually been used in these trials and researches. I think you need to educate yourself instead of just gobbling up what is said to you on the tv. you may be regrettably surprised.

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      • Posted by Brenda on

        Vaccinated or not, you can still get Covid. Vaccinated or not, you can still pass the infection to others. For the vast majority of people this disease (the Omicron variant) is not that serious. Older people might be well advised to get their boosters, but if you’re younger and in good health getting Covid is just an inconvenience.

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      • Posted by Pope John paul on

        Covid transmission rates are the highest they’ve ever been right now and almost nobody is getting sick. Have you tried critical thinking or do you just jump off the bridge with the rest of the other sheep? I, for one, will not be getting any more jabs unless the government forces us again

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      • Posted by S on

        John, there is no disputing that the leading global scientists on both virology and infectious disease were clear in their message regarding Covid – as early as March 2020: that it was just another of the common-cold viruses, that it was a particularly mild variant for the global population, and that it was a typically-virulent respiratory virus for the extreme elderly and sick population

        Those same scientists insisted that mandated-masking, mandated-distancing, and mandated-vaccination were both unnecessary and, in most instances, hazardous to personal and social health.

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        • Posted by flo on

          I always here or read statements like this but have never been able to find the firsthand information through google. I am not aware of these leading global scientists. Could you provide their names so I can look into this?

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          • Posted by John WP Murphy on

            And so endeth the posts by the anti vaccination “youth”. Lol

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