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Nursing home association expects smoother vaccine rollout moving forward

Michelle Lowe says she experienced the same uncertainty as everyone else during the online booking system crash earlier this week with her own aging parents
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The executive director of Nova Scotia's nursing home association is assuring people living in long term care homes the vaccine rollout will be gaining fresh legs moving forward.

Michelle Lowe says she experienced the same uncertainty as everyone else during the online booking system crash earlier this week with her own aging parents.

She says the ramp up of vaccination supply together with the dedicated professionals in Nova Scotia will ensure the set-up of more clinics.

"I would say be patient, that's certainly what Dr. Strang has advised everyone, and I do have faith that as supply increases for us, the availability of those clinics will increase so we'll see a much smoother process moving forward," Lowe said.

Lowe says communication needs to be improved and made clear to long term residents, especially regarding whether a letter from MSI was needed to book an appointment.

She says that letter is not necessary to make a booking, as top doctor Robert Strang said on Tuesday.

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