COVID-19 levels in N.S. remain low as respiratory-illness season approaches, Strang says – CBC

Chief medical officer of health announces influenza, COVID-19 vaccine rollout

Oct 03, 2023

COVID-19 levels in Nova Scotia remain well below those seen during previous waves of the virus, according to Nova Scotia’s chief medical officer of health, who gave a briefing Tuesday on the upcoming respiratory-illness season.

Dr. Robert Strang said influenza shots and the new COVID-19 subvariant vaccines are being rolled out over the course of the next month, and Nova Scotians aged six months and older are eligible.

He said the levels of flu and COVID-19 this year in the southern hemisphere, which can be an indicator of what’s to come in the northern hemisphere, were “reassuring.”

“We need to remain careful, but not alarmed,” he told reporters.

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