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Majority of Nova Scotians got the shot

Nova Scotia had one of the highest percentages of residents receive the H1N1 vaccination last flu season.

Nova Scotia had one of the highest percentages of residents receive the H1N1 vaccination last flu season.

According to Statistics Canada, 58 per cent of Nova Scotians received the vaccination — coming in third behind Newfoundland (69 per cent) and Prince Edward Island (62 per cent).

All four eastern provinces were above the national average of 41 per cent, or 11.6 million Canadians.

Most provinces west of Quebec were below the average, hovering around the mid-30s.

According to Capital Health spokesman John Gillis, an even higher number of those in the Capital Health District were vaccinated.

“The figures we have actually indicated a higher proportion of the population that was vaccinated,” he said.

“Including the people that we provided the vaccine to in the large public clinics, as well as the vaccine we distributed out to family doctors.

That was more than 286,000 doses in our district, which would be about 71 per cent of the population.”

 
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