Nova Scotia expands eligibility for 2nd COVID-19 booster doses – CTV

Nova Scotia expands eligibility for 2nd COVID-19 booster doses – CTV

by tmnationtalk on June 28, 202235 Views

June 27, 2022

Nova Scotia is expanding eligibility for second COVID-19 booster doses to include anyone aged 50 and over, however health officials are suggesting people wait to book appointments until the fall.

Public health says waiting until fall will provide a second booster dose during the time when virus activity tends to pick up.

The province says new vaccines may also become available that offer broader protection against the Omicron variant by that time.

“Our advice is to wait because the first booster still offers strong protection against severe disease for most people in this age group. COVID-19 activity is currently relatively stable, but we expect that we will have a resurgence later this fall or winter when we typically see surges in respiratory viruses,” said Dr. Shelley Deeks, Nova Scotia’s deputy chief medical officer of health, in a news release Monday.

Read more: https://atlantic.ctvnews.ca/nova-scotia-expands-eligibility-for-2nd-covid-19-booster-doses-1.5964868

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