Nova Scotia reports 22 cases of 'uncommon' reactions after receiving Pfizer, Moderna vaccine

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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.