Nova Scotians 65 and up can now book bivalent COVID-19 vaccine appointments

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Nova Scotians aged 65 and up will start receiving bivalent vaccinations on Monday Sept. 19.  (Rogelio V. Solis/The Associated Press - image credit)
Nova Scotians aged 65 and up will start receiving bivalent vaccinations on Monday Sept. 19. (Rogelio V. Solis/The Associated Press - image credit)

Starting today, Nova Scotians aged 65 and up can book an appointment to get a dose of the updated bivalent Moderna vaccine.

This vaccine targets both the original virus and the Omicron variant BA.1 that emerged late last year and drove the largest wave of infection and hospitalization in the pandemic. Health Canada approved Moderna's updated vaccine earlier this month.

Doses will begin to be administed on Monday Sept. 19.

People who are 18 or older living in long-term care facilities or other congregate living settings, such as shelters or correctional facilities, will be offered a dose in their living setting, the province said in a news release Thursday.

The province said it will gradually open up appointments in the coming weeks to Nova Scotians in different age categories.

More to come

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