News releases from Health and Wellness (Page 3)

Monkeypox Vaccine Now Available in Sydney

Health and Wellness

Starting today, November 2, people who are at highest risk of being exposed to the monkeypox virus can book an appointment in Sydney for Imvamune, a vaccine that will help protect against infection.

Halifax Infirmary Opens New, Specialized Operating Room

Public Works / Health and Wellness

A unique type of operating room that includes advanced diagnostic imaging equipment is now in use at the Halifax Infirmary site of the QEII Health Sciences Centre.

Deuxième dose du vaccin contre la variole simienne maintenant offerte

Health and Wellness

À compter d'aujourd'hui 28 octobre, les personnes les plus à risque d'être exposées au virus de la variole simienne peuvent prendre rendez-vous pour recevoir une deuxième dose du vaccin Imvamune, afin de se protéger contre une infection avant leur exposition au virus.

Second Dose Monkeypox Vaccine Now Available

Health and Wellness

Starting today, October 28, people who are at highest risk of being exposed to the monkeypox virus can book an appointment for a second dose of Imvamune vaccine to help protect against infection before they are exposed.

Emergency Health Services Adds Nurses to 911 Team

Health and Wellness

Emergency Health Services (EHS) is adding more resources to its medical communications centre to manage non-life-threatening calls so paramedics can focus on emergencies.

New Practical Nursing Program Will Train 30 L’nu Students

Advanced Education / Health and Wellness

Nova Scotia is training more healthcare workers to provide a diverse range of care in communities across the province. Starting in the 2023-24 academic year, aspiring practical nursing students can learn as part of a Mi’kmaw cohort at the Nova Scotia Community College (NSCC) Pictou campus.

Pfizer Bivalent COVID-19 Vaccine Now Available for People 12 and Older

Health and Wellness / COVID - 19

Starting today, October 26, people aged 12 or older can book Pfizer’s bivalent COVID-19 vaccine.

Le vaccin bivalent de Pfizer contre la COVID-19 est maintenant offert aux personnes de 12 ans ou plus

COVID - 19 / Health and Wellness

À compter d'aujourd'hui 26 octobre, les personnes de 12 ans ou plus peuvent prendre rendez-vous pour recevoir le vaccin bivalent de Pfizer contre la COVID-19.

Exemplary Service Medals Awarded

Lieutenant-Governor / Health and Wellness

Nine current and two former paramedics (posthumously) were awarded the Emergency Medical Services Exemplary Service Medal today, October 25.

Fair Care Project Improves Data Collection to Offer Better Care

Health and Wellness / Office of Equity and Anti-Racism Initiatives

Nova Scotians now have the option to provide race and language information online, by phone or when they renew their health card (MSI) as part of an initiative to make the healthcare system more equitable and responsive to communities’ health needs.

Le vaccin contre la grippe maintenant offert

Health and Wellness

Les gens de la Nouvelle-Écosse peuvent prendre rendez-vous dès aujourd’hui, 17 octobre, pour leur vaccin antigrippal qu’ils pourront recevoir à compter du samedi 22 octobre.

Influenza Vaccine Now Available in Nova Scotia

Health and Wellness

Nova Scotians can book their seasonal influenza vaccine appointment starting today, October 17, with appointments beginning Saturday, October 22.

New Investments to Retain Doctors, Improve Care to Nova Scotians

Premier's Office / Health and Wellness

More Nova Scotians will be connected to a primary care provider and recent graduates of Dalhousie family medicine will gain valuable hands-on experience as a result of a $6.3-million investment over the next four years.

Construction of New IWK Emergency Department Underway

Public Works / Health and Wellness

Construction of IWK Health’s new pediatric emergency department is underway.

Community Conversations About Healthcare Begin Next Week

Health and Wellness

Health and Wellness Minister Michelle Thompson, Deputy Minister Jeannine Lagassé and Nova Scotia Health CEO Karen Oldfield will hold community conversations with Nova Scotians about the work underway to improve healthcare in their area and across the province, starting October 19.

Mental Health Day Focuses on Providing Supports

Office of Addictions and Mental Health / Health and Wellness

Monday, October 10, is World Mental Health Day, a day for Nova Scotians to reflect on their own mental health and the mental health of others.

Cardiac Catheterization Lab for Cape Breton

Health and Wellness

An advanced heart-care service currently available only in Halifax will be part of new expansions at Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Health and Wellness Minister Michelle Thompson announced today, October 7.

Urgent Treatment Centre to Improve Care in Annapolis Royal

Health and Wellness

People in the Annapolis Royal area will soon have an urgent treatment centre to help them get the care they need.

Certains rendez-vous sont reportés

COVID - 19 / Health and Wellness / Hurricane Fiona

Certaines personnes qui avaient un rendez-vous cette semaine pour un vaccin contre la COVID-19 ou pour un autre type de vaccin pourraient devoir reporter leur rendez-vous à cause des répercussions des pannes d’électricité sur les stocks de vaccins.

Some Vaccination Appointments to be Rescheduled

Hurricane Fiona / COVID - 19 / Health and Wellness

Some Nova Scotians scheduled for a COVID-19 or other vaccination this week may need to rebook their appointments because of the impact of power outages on vaccine supplies.