Robert: CMOH outlines plan for COVID boosters, masking in school

Published on April 13th, 2022 @ 1:12 PM


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Today Chief Medical Officer of Health, Dr. Janice Fitzgerald, announced Newfoundland and Labrador will begin offering COVID-19 booster doses for those 12 to 17 year old starting on April 25th. This is mark the first time those in that age group have been eligible for a COVID booster. The decision, she says is in line with recommendations from the National Advisory Council on Immunizations. (NACI)

Dr. Fitzgerald also announced that the province will begin administering second booster to those above the age of 70, living in long term care facilities, or those over the age of 18 living who identified as indigenous or living in a remote indigenous community.

On the topic of masking in schools, Dr. Fitzgerald said a decision to continue the practice passed the Easter break has been made following consultation with the school board. The issue will be re-evaluated next month.

Today, the province recorded 246 new known cases of the virus. Hospitalizations have dropped to 32 people, with 6 in critical care due to COVID. There were 7 new deaths to report.

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