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How do vaccines work?  

Vaccines work by activating the immune system similarly to how the body would react to a virus or bacterium. This reaction gives your immune system memory so that it is prepared to defend against future contact with that virus or bacterium.   


Which vaccines should I receive? 

Routine vaccines are available free of charge to Nova Scotians. Speak to your healthcare provider or read more about which vaccines are recommended for your age group here: Immunizations | Nova Scotia Health (  


Frequently asked questions about vaccines 

Visit Immunize Canada for common questions about vaccines and immunization: Questions and Answers | immunizecanada 

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​​Where can I learn more about vaccines?

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