May 12 2021 2:34pm

Nova Scotia pauses 1st dose of Oxford-AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine, following other provinces

Nova Scotia Premier Iain Rankin announced on Wednesday that the province would follow the lead of Alberta and Ontario in pausing the first dose of the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine, adding that many Nova Scotians are already opting for mRNA vaccines. Rankin said officials are awaiting the results of a global study looking at the impact of mixing the first dose of the AstraZeneca vaccine with another type of vaccine before making a final decision.

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