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Spring COVID shot now available for those at higher risk

By Caitlin Snow Mar 17, 2023 | 12:50 PM

If you are at higher risk of severe illness due to COVID 19, as of today you can get another dose of vaccine.

The following people should get a spring dose if their last dose was more than six months (168 days) ago:
— adults 80 years of age or older
— adults living in long-term care, nursing homes, senior congregate living settings or residential care facilities
— adults who meet criteria for being moderately to severely immunocompromised.

These groups, especially those who haven’t yet had COVID-19, can consider receiving a spring dose:
— adults 65 to 79 years old
— people of African descent aged 50 to 79 years old
— First Nations people aged 50 to 79 years old.

“Those who aren’t eligible for a spring dose and have had the recommended vaccinations, you are well protected,” said Dr. Robert Strang, Nova Scotia’s Chief Medical Officer of Health. “Many Nova Scotians have developed immunity to COVID-19 from vaccination and infection, and there is good evidence they have strong, long-lasting protection.”

The dose is only available until June 30.


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