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Details for: SPIKEVAX Bivalent


Din Din name Active Ingredients Strength Dosage Form Route of Adminstration
02530252 SPIKEVAX BIVALENT ELASOMERAN, IMELASOMERAN 0.05 MG / ML, 0.05 MG / ML Dispersion Intramuscular

Consumer Information

Information about the product including what the product is used for, dosage, warnings, proper use and side effects. This summary will not tell you everything about the product. Contact your healthcare professional if you have any questions about the product.

What the medication is used for

SPIKEVAX Bivalent is a vaccine used to prevent the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) caused by the SARS-CoV-2 virus. It can be given to people aged 6 years and older.

The safety and effectiveness of a booster dose of SPIKEVAX Bivalent (elasomeran/imelasomeran) mRNA vaccine for individuals 6 through 17 years of age are inferred from studies of a booster dose of SPIKEVAX Bivalent in individuals 18 years of age and older as well as data from studies which evaluated the primary series and booster vaccination with SPIKEVAX.

What it does

SPIKEVAX Bivalent works by causing the body to produce its own protection (antibodies) against the SARS-CoV-2 virus that causes the COVID-19 infection. SPIKEVAX Bivalent uses a molecule called messenger ribonucleic acid (mRNA, the genetic code for a piece of the virus) to deliver the set of instructions that cells in your body can use to make antibodies to help fight the virus that causes COVID-

19. The vaccine is given by injection with a needle in the upper arm.

You cannot get COVID-19 from this vaccine.

As with any vaccine, SPIKEVAX Bivalent may not fully protect all those who receive it. Even after you have had the vaccine, continue to follow the recommendations of local public health officials to prevent spread of COVID-19.

When it should not be used

Do not receive SPIKEVAX Bivalent if:

  • you are allergic to the active substance or any of the other ingredients of this vaccine (see What are the ingredients in SPIKEVAX Bivalent?)
  • you have had an allergic reaction to a previous dose of SPIKEVAX
  • you currently have symptoms that could be due to COVID-19. Talk with your healthcare professional about your symptoms and getting a COVID-19 test. Your healthcare professional will advise you when you are able to receive the vaccine.

What the medicinal ingredient is

Medicinal ingredients: Elasomeran and imelasomeran (mRNA)

What the non-medicinal ingredients are

Non-medicinal ingredients:

  • acetic acid
  • cholesterol
  • DSPC (1,2-distearoyl-sn-glycero-3-phosphocholine)
  • PEG2000-DMG (1,2-dimyristoyl-rac-glycerol,methoxy-polyethyleneglycol)
  • lipid SM-102
  • sodium acetate trihydrate
  • sucrose
  • trometamol
  • trometamol hydrochloride
  • water for injection

What dosage form it comes in

White to off-white dispersion for injection provided in a multidose vial. For individuals 12 years of age and older the SPIKEVAX Bivalent dose is 50 micrograms. For individuals 6 to 11 years of age the SPIKEVAX Bivalent dose is 25 micrograms.

Warnings and precautions

To help avoid side effects and ensure proper use, talk to your healthcare professional before you take SPIKEVAX Bivalent. Talk about any health conditions or problems you may have, including if you:

  • have any allergies
  • have had previous problems following administration of SPIKEVAX such as an allergic reaction or breathing problems
  • have a weakened immune system due to a medical condition or are on a medicine that affects your immune system
  • have a bleeding problem, bruise easily or use a blood thinning medication
  • have a high fever or severe infection
  • have any serious illness
  • have previously had episodes of myocarditis (inflammation of the heart muscle) and/or pericarditis (inflammation of the lining outside the heart)
  • are pregnant, think you may be pregnant or plan to become pregnant
  • are breastfeeding or plan to breastfeed

Interactions with this medication

Tell your healthcare professional about all the medicines you take, including any drugs, vitamins, minerals, natural supplements or alternative medicines.

There is limited information on the use of SPIKEVAX Bivalent with other vaccines. Tell your healthcare professional if you have recently received any other vaccine.

Proper use of this medication

How is SPIKEVAX Bivalent given:

  • Your doctor, pharmacist or nurse will inject the vaccine into a muscle (intramuscular injection) in your upper arm
  • During and after each injection of the vaccine, your doctor, pharmacist or nurse will watch over you for around 15 minutes to monitor for signs of an allergic reaction.

Usual dose:

  • For individuals 12 years of age or older a booster dose is 50 mcg. A booster dose may be administered intramuscularly at least 4 months after completion of a primary series and/or previous booster dose.
  • For children 6 to 11 years of age a booster dose is 25 mcg. A booster dose may be administered intramuscularly at least 6 months after completion of a primary series and/or previous booster dose.


In the event of suspected overdose with SPIKEVAX Bivalent, contact your regional poison control centre.

Missed Dose:

If you forget to go back to your healthcare professional at the scheduled time for your next dose, ask your healthcare professional for advice.

Side effects and what to do about them

Like all vaccines, SPIKEVAX Bivalent can cause side effects.

The following are common or very common side effects of SPIKEVAX Bivalent. Most of these side effects are mild and do not last long. Tell your doctor if you have side effects that bother you:

  • pain at the injection site
  • tiredness
  • headache
  • muscle ache and stiffness
  • chills
  • fever
  • swelling or redness at the injection site
  • nausea and/or vomiting
  • enlarged lymph nodes
  • hypoaesthesia (decreased sense of touch or sensation, numbness) or paraesthesia (tingling, itching or pricking sensation)
  • dizziness

Non-severe allergic reactions (such as rash, itching, hives or swelling of the face), severe allergic reactions, erythema multiforme (red round patches on the skin) and facial paralysis / Bell’s palsy have been reported with the administration of SPIKEVAX. Myocarditis (inflammation of the heart muscle) and pericarditis (inflammation of the lining outside the heart) have been reported following SPIKEVAX administration.

These are not all the possible side effects you may have when taking SPIKEVAX Bivalent. If you experience any side effects not listed here, tell your healthcare professional.

Should you develop any serious symptoms or symptoms that could be an allergic reaction, seek medical attention right away. Symptoms of an allergic reaction include:

  • hives (bumps on the skin that are often very itchy)
  • swelling of the face, tongue or throat

  • difficulty breathing

If you experience a severe allergic reaction, call 9-1-1, or go to the nearest hospital.

If you have a troublesome symptom or side effect that is not listed here or becomes bad enough to interfere with your daily activities, tell your healthcare professional.

How to store

Your doctor or pharmacist is responsible storing, supplying and administering SPIKEVAX Bivalent, as well as disposing of any unused product correctly.

Keep out of reach and sight of children.

Reporting side effects
Reporting Suspected Side Effects for Vaccines

For the general public: Should you experience a side effect following immunization, please report it to your healthcare professional.

Should you require information related to the management of the side effect, please contact your healthcare professional. The Public Health Agency of Canada, Health Canada and ModernaTX, Inc. cannot provide medical advice.

For healthcare professionals: If a patient experiences a side effect following immunization, please complete the Adverse Events Following Immunization (AEFI) Form appropriate for your province/territory ( and send it to your local Health Unit.

More information

If you want more information about SPIKEVAX Bivalent:

  • Talk to your healthcare professional.

This leaflet was prepared by ModernaTX, Inc.

Last Revised 17 February 2023

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