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COVID-19 vaccine clinic for African Nova Scotians to open next week, 3 new cases reported in province

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Nova Scotia announced a community immunization clinic for African Nova Scotians is set to open next week.

The province has also reported three new cases of COVID-19 for Nova Scotia on Tuesday.

One of the new cases is in the central zone is a close contact of a previously reported case. Another case in the northern zone is under investigation, and the third case in the eastern zone is travel-related.

There are 24 active cases in the province.

Since Oct. 1, there have been 625 positive COVID-19 cases and one death linked to the virus in the province.

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Premier Iain Rankin said in a Tuesday COVID-19 briefing the province is now rolling out its vaccine plan for African Nova Scotians in collaboration with community leaders.

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Rev. Lennett Anderson from the Emmanuel Baptist Church has announced to his congregation that they will be hosting an immunization clinic starting on April 8, according to Rankin.

That clinic will be available for community members over the age of 55.

“The Association of Black Social workers will be calling people directly to book appointments,” Rankin said at the briefing.

“We’re taking our lead from the community to ensure that people come and get vaccinated — that’s our priority.”

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Rankin also said another clinic is planned for those living in the Preston areas, at the New Beginnings Ministry on April 13 and 14.

Plans are in the works for other African Nova Scotian communities and details are coming, he added.

As of Monday, the province has administered 94,373 doses of COVID-19 vaccine, and 25,102 Nova Scotians have received their second dose.

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