The problem was Health Canada approved it for over 65 and NACI rarely goes against Health Canada. So it was a surprise for sure.It seems silly that anyone who pays any attention to what's going on in other countries would be surprised by this, as it's not like Canada is the first country to say this. I guess I shouldn't assume the worst until we see what they have to say, but if we have vaccines go to waste after spending 5 or 6 weeks having to sit on our hands waiting for vaccines to arrive, it just seems like the ultimate in incompetence.
I'd also be happy to take it. But I think there are a lot of people who need it more than me, so hopefully we can find ways to get it to them. To be fair, I haven't seen anything about Canadians avoiding AZ, since it hasn't been offered to anyone yet. But it won't surprise me if those stories do come out in a couple of weeks.
It will all come down to public health. I don’t think NS will let it expire.