With fall just around the corner, and cold season on the way, as well as an anticipated increase in COVID-19 cases, the Canadian government is purchasing 12 million doses of Moderna’s bivalent vaccine.
The vaccine both the original strain of COVID-19 and the Omicron variant that are expected this fall.
Acording to the Six Nations Public Health website, as of Aug. 18, the community has four active cases five people in isolation and one person hospitalized. In addition, 55 per cent of the residents have received their first COVID-19 vaccine dose, and 51 per cent have received their second dose.
The 12 million Moderna doses, also known as "Spikevax," that were purchased by the federal government is in addition to the 1.5 million doses originally scheduled to arrive in Canada next year.
The agreement depends on Health Canada's approval, which was submitted for review on June 30.
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