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Nova Scotia Health drops proof of COVID-19 vaccination for its employees

  • HALIFAX — Nova Scotia’s health authority says it is lifting a requirement for its employees and on-site hospital staff to submit proof of COVID-19 immunization, beginning Monday. Officials say the change is being made in response to evolving evidence regarding COVID-19 and Omicron sub-variants and following a review of vaccination policies in other jurisdictions. Vaccinations were made mandatory for health workers in November 2021, and workers who hadn’t received at least one COVID-19 shot were

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