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All adults in Nova Scotia can now book an appointment for the Omicron-targeted COVID-19 vaccine.

Public Health is recommending that everyone 18 and older receive the new vaccine, which is said to offer more protection than the first-generation vaccines that target the original strain of the novel coronavirus.

Nova Scotia last week opened up appointments for people 65 years old and up.

Chief medical officer of health Dr. Robert Strang said in a statement that the province now has capacity to offer the new vaccine to all adults.

Strang is encouraging everyone who is eligible for the shot to book an appointment for a dose.

Nova Scotia is now publishing its case data monthly, and the province reported on Sept. 13 that nearly 6,900 people tested positive for COVID-19 in August.

This story was produced with the financial assistance of the Meta and Canadian Press News Fellowship.

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