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Nova Scotia opens vaccine appointments to people as young as 30

HALIFAX — Nova Scotia is opening COVID-19 vaccine appointments to people 30 and older.

About 64,300 Nova Scotians in the 30-to-34 age group are eligible to receive the Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna mRNA vaccines.

The province had opened vaccine appointments to people as young as 35 on Friday.

Nova Scotia’s vaccine rollout expands access in descending order of five-year age groups as supply becomes available.

Health officials in the province reported 126 new cases of COVID-19 on Sunday and 86 on Saturday. 

Saturday’s case count marked the first time the province’s daily reported figure dipped below 100 since May 1.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published May 17, 2021.

The Canadian Press