Nova Scotia’s vaccination strategy picks up speed following early criticism – CBC

Since early April, the rollout of COVID-19 vaccines has increased ‘drastically’

Apr 21, 2021

Nova Scotia’s COVID-19 vaccine rollout is gaining steam, after initially facing criticism for immunizing its population at a slower rate than other provinces.

The proportion of the province’s population that has received at least one dose has more than doubled in less than two weeks. On April 8, it sat at 10.2 per cent. On Tuesday, Premier Iain Rankin announced it had reached 21.9 per cent.

It still remains slightly below the national average. Roughly a quarter of Canadians have received at least one dose of vaccine.

“The percentage is a legacy of that decision to hold back that second dose,” Nova Scotia Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Robert Strang said last week. “That put us behind some other provinces, but that was very much the right decision at the time.

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