22 Dec Nova Scotia Receives COVID-19 Vaccine!
With the distressing news we have been receiving this past year regarding COVID-19, we have received great news this week.
Nova Scotia received its first portion of 1,950 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine on December 15th; this is a momentous improvement in our battle against the virus.
We have even better news to share with you: Every Nova Scotian will have access to the vaccine, however, this will take many months. Therefore, we ask for everyone’s patience in the meantime, as the vaccine rollout will start with our front-line health-care workers and the most vulnerable.
Those who work in the following areas will receive the vaccine this month:
– COVID-19 units in hospitals
– Emergency departments
– Critical care units
– Birth unit and early labour unit at the IWK Health Centre
– Regional care units
Remember, we have to continue to be patient and attentive in obeying to public health protocols before and after receiving the vaccine.
That includes wearing a mask, maintaining two metres/six feet of physical distance from others, practicing proper hand hygiene, following gathering limits and staying home if unwell.
For more information, please visit the links below:
Coronavirus symptoms, testing and vaccine
COVID-19 vaccine information: https://www.canada.ca/en/health-