Nova Scotia opens vaccine bookings for children under 5 years, boosters for pregnant people – CBC

Initial supply for childrens’ vaccine will be limited before next shipment from federal government

Jul 28, 2022

Children between the ages of six months to five years old can now be booked for their COVID vaccine in Nova Scotia.

The Nova Scotia government quietly opened the booking website for children between six months and four years of age to get the COVID-19 vaccine on Wednesday evening.

The province originally said the site would be ready for bookings in early August. Bookings for as soon as Aug. 1 were on the site Wednesday night.

The province says the initial supply of the vaccine for children in that age group will be limited, but more appointments will be added once shipments from the federal government arrive.

Health Canada authorized the Moderna Spikevax mRNA COVID-19 vaccine for use on July 14 as a two-dose primary series in children six months to five years of age. The province is following the National Advisory Committee on Immunization’s (NACI) recommendation that children receive two doses of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine at least eight weeks apart.

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