Nova Scotia Expands COVID-19 Vaccination in First Phase of Plan

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Ann Hicks, seventy-seven, and Audrey Wiseman, 85, were among the first residents of the Northwood facility to receive injections of the Moderna vaccine today.

HALIFAX – The expansion of Nova Scotia’s COVID-19 vaccination program is underway, including at a long-term care home in Halifax, where 53 of the 65 pandemic-related deaths in the province have occurred .
Ann Hicks, seventy-seven, and Audrey Wiseman, 85, were among the first residents of the Northwood facility to receive injections of the Moderna vaccine today.

Another vaccination clinic open at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital and Valley Regional Hospital is also expected to begin vaccinations this week, with each facility scheduled to receive 1,950 doses of the vaccine.

An additional 2,925 doses are being shipped to Colchester East Hants Health Center this week with a clinic due to start there next Monday.

Last week, the province said it expected to receive a combined total of 140,000 doses of the Pfizer-BioNtech and Moderna vaccines by the end of March – enough to immunize 75,000 people in the first phase of his vaccination plan.

The province received 9,550 combined doses in December, 2,720 doses of Pfizer vaccine given to frontline health workers in the Halifax area and 2,720 more reserved for a second dose, while 3,700 doses of Moderna vaccine were reserved for primary care. long duration. facilities.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published on January 11, 2021.

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