The province has announced that Nova Scotians who received their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine on or before April 24 and are scheduled to receive their second dose on or before Aug. 7 can now reschedule their appointments for earlier dates.
In a release Monday, the province said people who provided an email address at the time of booking will receive a rescheduling notice by email. Those who didn’t can call the toll-free line at 1-833-797-7772.
When rescheduling, people can choose a different vaccine for their second dose, but the province recommends people who received a first dose of AstraZeneca get Pfizer or Moderna for their second dose.
“This recommendation is based on emerging evidence of a better immune response with an alternate second dose and the risk of rare but serious blood clotting events associated with AstraZeneca,” the province stated.
Rescheduling notices for second dose appointments will continue to be sent over the coming weeks.
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