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Houston Government Should Cover Cost of Shingrix for Older Nova Scotians

March 1, 2024 – (Halifax, NS)  

Seniors and Long Term Care critic Rafah DiCostanzo will table a bill today to cover the Shingrix vaccine for Nova Scotians aged 50 or older.

 

Other provinces like British Columbia and Ontario cover the vaccine for people over 50 as way to better protect the older population against the potentially life-threatening disease of shingles.

 

“Prioritizing funding for vaccines like Shingrix is not only important for our overall healthcare system, but it would help make life more affordable for older Nova Scotians,” said DiCostanzo. “Investing in preventative health not only protects individuals from illness, but also takes pressure off our over-burdened healthcare system.”

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