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Nova Scotia Health working to meet increased demand for rapid test kits

Nova Scotia Health working to meet increased demand for rapid test kits

In July alone, 233,620 rapid tests were distributed throughout the province
Public Health rolls out mobile units to increase COVID-19 testing in HRM

Public Health rolls out mobile units to increase COVID-19 testing in HRM

The mobile units conduct free, on-site PCR testing by appointment to patients of all ages who meet eligibility requirements
Bookings open for pediatric COVID-19 vaccine

Bookings open for pediatric COVID-19 vaccine

Nova Scotians can now make an appointment to get a COVID-19 vaccine for children six months to four years old
Nova Scotia reports 15 COVID deaths in June

Nova Scotia reports 15 COVID deaths in June

There were also 144 new hospitalizations due to the virus last month and 7,570 positive PCR tests
COVID-19 vaccine appointments for young children can be booked in early August

COVID-19 vaccine appointments for young children can be booked in early August

Earlier Thursday, Health Canada approved Moderna's pediatric vaccine for pre-schoolers and many infants
Province expands eligibility for three-dose primary series of COVID vaccine

Province expands eligibility for three-dose primary series of COVID vaccine

It includes people on dialysis
Nova Scotia ready to roll out COVID-19 vaccines to young kids once they're approved

Nova Scotia ready to roll out COVID-19 vaccines to young kids once they're approved

Health Canada will soon decide whether or not to approve Moderna's vaccine for kids aged six months to five years
Most remaining COVID-19 restrictions end in Nova Scotia

Most remaining COVID-19 restrictions end in Nova Scotia

It's a new era in Nova Scotia's fight against COVID-19 as most Public Health measures have now been dropped
End of COVID-19 isolation requirement sparks calls for paid sick leave

End of COVID-19 isolation requirement sparks calls for paid sick leave

NDP labour critic Kendra Coombes says establishing permanent paid sick days is essential
Remaining COVID restrictions lift Wednesday

Remaining COVID restrictions lift Wednesday

This means if you test positive for COVID-19, isolation will be strongly recommended, but not mandatory
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