Nova Scotia’s chief medical health officer Dr. Robert Strang said the province ordered enough vaccine for almost 50 per cent of the population, which he said is more than years past.
Aside from the general reduction of influenza cases, Strang said the last thing the province needs is a significant flu season after Christmas when they might also be dealing with a second wave of COVID-19. At an individual level, Strang noted the symptoms of COVID and the flu are similar so a reduction of the flu will help with diagnoses.
Strang said they will have lots of vaccine, noting there is a lot of built up demand. If it isn’t available in your community right now, he said, the province is getting multiple deliveries for distribution.