Pfizer Bivalent COVID-19 Vaccine Now Available for People 12 and Older

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release Pfizer Bivalent COVID-19 Vaccine Now Available for People 12 and Older —————————————————– Starting today, October 26, people aged 12 or older can book Pfizer’s bivalent COVID-19 vaccine. Public Health recommends that Nova Scotians 12 and older who are eligible for a dose of COVID-19 vaccine this fall receive a bivalent vaccine […]

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Government of Canada to remove COVID-19 border and travel measures effective October 1

**** Canada.ca Release Government of Canada to remove COVID-19 border and travel measures effective October 1 As the pandemic situation has continued to evolve, adjustments to border measures have been informed by the latest evidence, available data, operational considerations, and the epidemiological situation, both in Canada and internationally. Today the Government of Canada announced the […]

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Moderna Bivalent COVID-19 Vaccine Now Available for People 18 and Older

**** HEALTH / WELLNESS Media Release   Moderna Bivalent COVID-19 Vaccine Now Available for People 18 and Older —————————————————————- Starting today, September 21, people aged 18 or older can book a bivalent COVID-19 vaccine. Public Health recommends that Nova Scotians 18 and older who are eligible for their fall dose receive a dose of bivalent […]

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Vaccine Bookings for Children Aged Five to 11

**** HEALTH / WELLNESS Media Release Vaccine Bookings for Children Aged Five to 11 ​ ——————————————————- Parents and guardians of children aged five to 11 can book their child’s first COVID-19 booster vaccine appointment starting today, September 1, with appointments beginning Tuesday, September 6. For most children in Nova Scotia, the recommended interval between the […]

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Nova Scotia health asks the public to return pulse oximeters loaned to them when they had COVID-19

**** NSHA Media Release Nova Scotia health asks the public to return pulse oximeters loaned to them when they had COVID-19   Public Health continues to support Nova Scotians with access to pulse oximeters to monitor their oxygen levels at home if they have COVID-19. However, there are 2,800 pulse oximeters that have not been […]

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Return to Normal School Activities 

**** CNS Media Release Return to Normal School Activities  ——————————————————————————————————- Students returning to school in September will be able to participate in the full range of learning and well-being activities, including small-group instruction, band, clubs, sports and field trips. “This is an exciting time of year for students, especially now with a return of extra-curriculars […]

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MSVU, Dal, NSCC and SMU: COVID‑19 procedures and protocols for Fall 2022

**** SMU Release University COVID-19 Protocols (Updated August 18, 2022) Masks are currently not mandatory at Saint Mary’s University, except for when visiting the Student Health Clinic. Mask use is recommended in common indoor areas to keep our community healthy. Please continue to follow good health hygiene practices and stay home if you are unwell. New mask […]

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Vaccine Bookings for Children Under 5, Boosters for Some Pregnant People

**** HEALTH /WELLNESS Media Release   Vaccine Bookings for Children Under 5, Boosters for Some Pregnant People ——————————————————— Parents and guardians of children aged six months to under five years can book their child’s COVID-19 vaccine appointment starting today, July 28. Children will need two doses of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine at least eight weeks […]

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BRIDGEWALK 2022: COME WALK THE MACDONALD BRIDGE

**** HHB Release BRIDGEWALK 2022: COME WALK THE MACDONALD BRIDGE For the thousands of people that cross the Macdonald Bridge daily, the panoramic views of Halifax and Dartmouth are stunning – but fleeting. The opportunity to change that – and really soak in all the city perspectives from every part of the bridge – will […]

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Nova Scotia will remove all remaining COVID-19 restrictions in the community on Wednesday, July 6

**** HEALTH /WELLNESS Media Release Lifting COVID-19 Restrictions —————————————————————- Dr. Robert Strang, Nova Scotia’s Chief Medical Officer of Health, announced today, July 4, that Nova Scotia will remove all remaining COVID-19 restrictions in the community on Wednesday, July 6. Most restrictions in high-risk settings will remain in place. “This is the right time. Although we […]

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