Statement from Nova Scotia PC Leader Tim Houston on Premier Rankin’s Vaccine comments

Health Canada and top doctors around the world have said that AstraZeneca is safe and effective. We should be using it to vaccinate Nova Scotians as soon as possible.

No one should be saying “no” to vaccines at this point, and no politician should be second-guessing what scientists have already made clear.

If the Premier’s hesitation is the effectiveness of this vaccine on those over 65, I know a whole lot of firefighters, police officers, paramedics, and frontline workers who will gladly line up for these shots.

The need is too great for a province with the slowest rate of vaccinations in the country.

If the new Premier doesn’t want to sign for the vaccination shipment when it arrives, I will.

The bottom line is, when someone asks you if you want vaccines during a pandemic, you don’t hesitate, you say ‘yes.’