Can I get one of the original mRNA COVID-19 vaccines instead of a bivalent vaccine for my fall booster dose?

Question: 
Can I get one of the original mRNA COVID-19 vaccines instead of a bivalent vaccine for my fall booster dose?
 
Answer: 

Although a booster dose of an original COVID-19 bivalent vaccine appears to restore protection against severe disease and death against the currently circulating variants, a bivalent vaccine is recommended for the fall booster for those 12 years of age and older. This is because the bivalent vaccine is expected to provide better protection. If you prefer to get one of the original COVID-19 mRNA vaccines, this is an option. You can make this request at the clinic.

Date last reviewed: 
Thursday, Oct 20, 2022