School Holiday Break to be Extended, NS Accepts NACI Recommendations
The province says it’s adding two days to the holiday break for public schools.
It says the extension was made to make it easier for children to get vaccinated.
Meanwhile, the province says it’s accepted a national recommendation for people 50 and older to get a COVID-19 booster shot.
It says it’s going to expand eligibility for booster doses to include people 60 and older and then work backward in descending age groups.
Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Robert Strang says more details on the rollout will be released in the coming days.
The province also announced today it will offer the Johnson and Johnson vaccine at select clinics next week for people who don’t want to get mRNA vaccines like Pfizer or Moderna.
However, Strang says Public Health strongly recommends mRNA vaccines.