Nova Scotia reports 22 cases of 'uncommon' reactions after receiving Pfizer, Moderna vaccine
Public Health says 22 Nova Scotians have experience myocarditis or pericarditis after receiving the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines.
A release states most of the cases required hospitalization, but were relatively mild and patients recovered quickly.
Government says the "uncommon" reactions were primarily experienced in people under 30-years old, within a week of receiving the vaccine, and were more prevalent in males following their second dose.
Anyone who experiences shortness of breath, chest pain or feelings of a rapid or abnormal heart rhythm after receiving the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines should seek medical attention.
In a release on Friday, officials say Nova Scotia's vaccination efforts are on track with almost 56% of the population fully vaccinated.
Officials say the last day to receive a COVID-19 vaccine at a community clinic is August 15th, and appointments after that date must be rescheduled or they will be cancelled.
Starting August 16th, COVID-19 vaccines will only be administered at participating pharmacy and primary care clinics.
Nova Scotia could reach its 75% vaccination target and move to the next phase of re-opening at the end of next month, if all eligible second-dose appointments are moved forward.