Whitehorse Daily Star

Moderna bivalent shots imminent

The Health Canada-approved Moderna bivalent COVID-19 boosters will be available for Yukoners ages 18 years and older beginning Oct. 5 in Whitehorse.

By Whitehorse Star on September 26, 2022

The Health Canada-approved Moderna bivalent COVID-19 boosters will be available for Yukoners ages 18 years and older beginning Oct. 5 in Whitehorse.

The Yukon government issued a news release Friday evening confirming that.

A day earlier, a federal government website had reported that the territory had received 3,850 doses.

The previous week, the site had reported that 900 doses had been distributed to the Yukon.

The bivalent booster will also be offered to people living in long-term care homes, the Yukon government said Friday.

This vaccine is recommended a minimum of six months after someone had received a previous COVID-19 vaccine dose and at least three months after a COVID-19 infection. It’s effective against the original COVID-19 and the Omicron variants.

Bivalent booster appointments are available to Whitehorse residents starting Oct. 5 and can be made online or by calling 1-877-374-0425.

For residents in most rural communities, bivalent boosters will be available at community clinics at unspecified dates in October.

People should contact their local health centre for more information.

Check Yukon.ca/appointments to check clinic dates and times.

“Vaccination remains our best protection against COVID-19, and we are pleased to be able to open appointments for Yukoners ages 18 and over to receive the approved Moderna bivalent COVID-19 vaccine booster,” said Health and Social Services Minister Tracy-Anne McPhee.

“It is important that we all continue to work together to stop the spread of COVID-19 and save lives.

“Being fully vaccinated is the best way to maintain your health and protect your family, friends and community.”

The government anticipates receiving more doses in the coming months.

“It’s important to remember that all of the vaccines, including the original vaccines, give you really good protection from severe outcomes of disease,” said Dr. Sudit Ranade, the chief medical officer of health.

“Staying up to date on all COVID-19 vaccinations ensures the strongest protection against the virus. I encourage all Yukoners to get their booster when they become eligible.”

Comments (20)

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Josey Wales on Sep 29, 2022 at 11:03 pm

Hey wadda ya know, the same totally real idiot being the same totally real idiot.
Speaking of brooms, what type do ewe fly?
Computer for a curling broom is a poor trade TRI

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Roy on Sep 29, 2022 at 2:21 pm

@Jeff B

No answers I see. Just cricket sounds. No one is surprised.

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My Opinion on Sep 28, 2022 at 11:22 pm

Well I know where you can put those shots and it won’t require rolling up your sleeves.

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DL on Sep 27, 2022 at 5:21 pm

Just wondering when will Canada report on the excess deaths that coincided with the covid injections. Instead, they're pushing the covax without providing information on the risks.

"Record Deaths in Australia from COVID-19 Despite 96.4% of 16+ Fully Vaxxed"


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Austin on Sep 27, 2022 at 4:01 pm

Wish I had never gotten the vaccine. Did it so I could keep my job (then they dropped the mandate). Have been sick since and have felt like a piece of crap since. Will not get the third or any other shot now. Stuff them where the sun don't shine. My wife is not vaccinated and is doing way better than me. Shows who the smart one in the family is. Oh and she hasn't gotten Covid imagine that.

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Snowball on Sep 27, 2022 at 3:08 pm

Sheepeople line up like cattle watch out for them vaxx clown's

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Max Mack on Sep 27, 2022 at 10:16 am

The people recommending, promoting, and approving vaccines have lost their way. Are they inept or corrupt?

Read or listen to what Dr. Vinay Prasad has to say about these so-called "boosters".

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Totally real name on Sep 27, 2022 at 9:15 am

So, still no doctors weighing in on things?
What do you mean the same rehashed misinformation you post here would get you laughed out of the clinic?
Is that why this is still full of anonymous youtube links/claims?

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Totally real name on Sep 27, 2022 at 9:13 am

Oh look. The same old folks being old folks.
Trade your computer for a curling broom if you want a sense of community and friendship.
All those vaccines the over 60 brigade received growing up were unquestionably good for their health as evidenced by them being on here constant looking for attention.
But covid, that's line.
Le sigh.

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Josey Wales on Sep 27, 2022 at 5:15 am

Time to beat the corpse of this dead horse...again...for years now ffs.
Do you think if some genius (proper) came up with an injection with very little side affects that ligit cured stupid, the state would promote it with such zeal?
Not a freaking chance in hell would that happen!

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North_of_60 on Sep 26, 2022 at 8:46 pm

Bivalent Booster Busted - Greater Risk, Less Efficacy
People with No Comorbidity More Likely to be Harmed by C0vax Booster than C0vid. Omicron Boosters Show NO BENEFIT In Stopping Infection based on a finding published in The New England Journal Of Medicine.
Educate yourself and make informed decisions.

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Roy on Sep 26, 2022 at 7:09 pm

@Jeff Bikaboom

You’ve yet to show us where “the cdc quietly approved ivermectin for covid”
The link you provided said *exactly* the opposite LOL. Cmon man.

We’re still waiting for you to back up your multiple statements about this…

And we’re still waiting for any news source - even a right wing one like Rebel News or Fox - to talk about the increased deaths that you relate to the vaccine. Maybe even a quote from a conservative politician in Canada about it - I mean if it’s so obvious to you it shouldn’t be a secret for them right?

Or maybe you can guess at why right wing conservative politicians and news sources are silent on this? I guess they too are part of the coverup?

And finally - just for your own knowledge - those “truckers that saved us” got evicted for skipping on their rent - guess they shouldn’t have spent all that money on paper crowns and squirt guns. The Alberta ones got honeypotted while caught amassing guns to kill cops. Wow such great people.

The truckers didn’t save us. They can’t even save themselves.
Press thumbs down if finding out the truckers are “losers” (that’s what Pierre just called them today LOL) crumbles your world view.

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Hobo on Sep 26, 2022 at 5:46 pm

@jeff b: it's not another booster. It is a better "chip"; faster and better. Can't wait to get it!!

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Juniper Jackson on Sep 26, 2022 at 5:00 pm

I don't trust Health Canada, or everything that drops out of WHO either. I'll be skipping this one. I was a test piggy for 3 of them. That's enough. But, I support anyone's decision who does want this shot, and do not criticize them for doing so.

Its all about choice. I'll respect you, you respect me.

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Toe on Sep 26, 2022 at 3:52 pm

Calling all sheepeople - time for you to obey and line up like human cattle.

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Rick S on Sep 26, 2022 at 3:29 pm

Less than 2% eligible in the USA have taken this shot.

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Wilf Carter on Sep 26, 2022 at 3:27 pm

I trust health Canada officials as I know some people in the private sector works with them. Who I don't trust is liberals on trying to buy vaccines from China when they did not have any. Canada waited 4 months before taking action and more people could have been saved from CV19.

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Matthew on Sep 26, 2022 at 3:20 pm

Keep Covd alive, get your booster today!

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Arthur Black on Sep 26, 2022 at 3:04 pm

and all the BOZO analysis from you Polkaroo

Jeff Bikaboom on Sep 26, 2022 at 2:57 pm
All the usual platitudes.

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Jeff Bikaboom on Sep 26, 2022 at 2:57 pm

All the usual platitudes. All lies.

A booster would be identical to a previous shot, possibly with a different dose. This shot is not a booster, it is a new 'vaccine" which should require new trials, testing, etc. How did the human trials go? Are the thousands of side effects listed this time around? Where can we get a copy? Will we see more than a 2 percent uptake for non seniors?

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