Message from the Registrar: Guidance to Physicians Regarding Medical Exemptions for COVID-19 Vaccinations
Throughout Nova Scotia, many organizations are requiring that all staff and visitors be vaccinated against COVID-19. It is not unreasonable to expect that, in response, physicians will be asked to provide medical notes for patients who have chosen not to be vaccinated.
As physicians continue to work to mitigate any further spread of COVID-19, the College aims to support their leadership with clear guidance on their responsibilities in this circumstance. Physicians must only support requests for a medical exemption from COVID-19 vaccination for patients with a legitimate medical condition that would warrant an exemption.
The office of the Chief Medical Officer advises the following are valid medical contraindications to receiving the COVID-19 vaccine… Read more.