COVID-19 complacency worries Dr. Strang in Nova Scotia

HALIFAX — Nova Scotia’s chief medical officer of health is concerned that the province’s public has taken an overly complacent attitude about COVID-19.

Dr. Robert Strang acknowledges that the pandemic situation has improved in the province compared to the beginning of the health crisis, but he warns that COVID-19 still poses a significant threat to public health, which the population should not to forget.

A new wave could emerge next fall or winter, says Dr. Strang, so people should continue to wear masks in public places and get vaccinated, in his opinion.

According to the Chief Medical Officer of Health, there is no need to impose new health measures at this time, but individuals should take steps to protect themselves and others.

New doses of the COVID-19 vaccine will also be available early next week in Nova Scotia, for both adults and children.

In addition, beginning September 6, children ages 5 to 11 will be able to receive a first dose of Pfizer’s childhood vaccine booster, while those ages 12 and older will be able to receive an additional booster dose, regardless of how much. they have received so far.

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