Nova Scotia to step up second doses of COVID-19 vaccine as 54 new cases announced – Halifax –

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Nova Scotia to step up second doses of COVID-19 vaccine as 54 new cases announced – Halifax – fr


Nova Scotia plans to open eligibility for the COVID-19 vaccine to all ages 12 and older by the end of the week, as the province works to speed up appointments for the second dose for two to four weeks.

The announcement came as the province reported 54 new cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday.

Currently, appointments for the second dose of the vaccine are booked 105 days after the first.

Those who need their second dose as early as possible will be able to postpone their appointment from early June. He said the advisories would continue over the following weeks in the same order as the appointments for the first dose.

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“For example, a person who received the first dose of vaccine on March 22 is expected to receive the second dose 105 days later on July 5,” said a press release from the province. “This person will be able to postpone the second meeting as early as the week of June 20. “

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Notices will be emailed to the account provided at time of booking. Those who did not provide an email are asked to call 1-833-797-7772 to add an email address.

The province hopes to be able to achieve immunity for the population, or 75% of the vaccinated population, by early September, rather than at the end of October as originally planned.

As of May 24, more than 48% of Nova Scotians had received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. Anyone aged 20 and over can now make an appointment.

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The province is still suspending the use of the AstraZeneca vaccine as it awaits more advice on mixing the vaccines for those who received it in the first dose. Studies are expected in early June.

The province has already distributed 58,116 doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine and has approximately 2,000 doses in stock which will expire at the end of June.
Nova Scotians who have received this vaccine should receive a second dose starting July 5.

54 new cases

Of the 54 new cases of COVID-19 announced on Tuesday, 35 are in the Central Health Zone, 15 in the Eastern Health Zone, three in the North Health Zone and one in the West Health Zone.

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As of Monday, 102 people have recovered from COVID-19, leaving an active case count of 856. There are currently 72 people in the hospital, including 20 in intensive care.

Nova Scotia Health Laboratories performed 3,973 tests on Monday.

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