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Moderna now the only COVID vax being offered to 30+ population at PHSD clinics

Pfizer being reserved for those under the age of 30, as it’s the preferred vaccine for that age group

Public Health Sudbury and Districts has issued a statement saying that effective immediately until further notice, PHSD clinics will offer the Moderna Spikevax vaccine as the only mRNA vaccine for those aged 30 and older.

This is due to current shortages of the adult Pfizer-BioNTech Comirnaty vaccine.

The mRNA vaccines are interchangeable, and you can receive Moderna Spikevax regardless of which mRNA vaccine you have already had, said PHSD.

The Pfizer-BioNTech Comirnaty vaccine, available in limited supply, is the preferred vaccine for those 29 years and younger and is being reserved for this group. Pediatric Pfizer doses are unaffected and will continue to be provided to children between five and 11. 

“The best COVID-19 mRNA vaccine to receive is the first one that is available to you,” said the PHSD statement. “COVID-19 vaccines protect you against severe illness from the highly transmissible Omicron variant.”