N.S. Pauses AstraZeneca Vaccine First Doses, Implements Paid Sick Leave

COVID-19: Canada Responds

N.S. Pauses AstraZeneca Vaccine First Doses, Implements Paid Sick Leave

In Halifax, Iain Rankin, the premier of Nova Scotia, and Dr. Robert Strang, the province’s chief medical officer of health, provide an update on the provincial response to the ongoing COVID-19 (coronavirus disease) pandemic. The premier announces that the province will pause the administering of first doses of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine, citing rare blood clots concerns and an increase in supply of the mRNA vaccines. Rankin also announces a new provincial paid-sick leave program that will provide four paid days to people who can’t go to work because of COVID-19. (May 12, 2021) (no interpretation)