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Nova Scotia opens new booster vaccination clinics as Omicron wave hits province

Click to play video: 'N.S. pharmacists overwhelmed as booster vaccination eligibility expands' N.S. pharmacists overwhelmed as booster vaccination eligibility expands
Thousands of people waited online to book their COVID-19 booster in Nova Scotia on Monday, as eligibility expanded to the 30-plus population at midnight. With pharmacies administering the majority of these vaccines, pharmacists are feeling overwhelmed with the workload. Amber Fryday reports. – Jan 3, 2022

Nova Scotia is announcing a series of booster vaccination clinics as health officials deal with the largest wave of COVID-19 since the start of the pandemic.

Officials say new community clinics will begin administering booster doses tomorrow and that some testing centres will start offering booster doses on Monday.

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The new clinics are in Halifax, Dartmouth, Wolfville and Truro.

Officials say booster doses are open to residents aged 30 or older.

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They are also open to residents 18 or older if they are African Nova Scotian or Indigenous.

Nova Scotia reported 1,020 cases of COVID-19 yesterday and an estimated 6,439 active infections.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Jan. 5, 2022.

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