Moderna's bivalent vaccine will be available starting tomorrow (Thursday, September 29) for Saskatchewan residents 18 years and older.

Residents can book a shot through the Saskatchewan Health Authority (SHA) or at participating pharmacies.

It's recommended that eligible residents receive the Moderna bivalent booster dose at least four months following their last COVID-19 vaccination, regardless of the number of COVID-19 doses received to date.

If you have had COVID-19, you can receive any booster dose once you have recovered; however, you may choose to wait up to three months post-infection for a booster dose to receive the best immune response.

The vaccine targets the original strain of COVID-19 and the Omicron variant and officials report that side effects experienced were similar to those of the Moderna booster and were typically mild and self-resolving.