Drop-in vaccine clinics

COVID-19 vaccine clinics by appointment or drop-in continue to be offered across Nova Scotia. To book a vaccine appointment visit novascotia.flow.canimmunize.ca/en/9874123-19-7418965. You can also book an appointment by calling 1-833-797-7772.

Please bring your health card (if you have one) and ID.

The Pharmacy Association of Nova Scotia also hosts a number of walk-in vaccine clinics. You can find a complete list of these clinics here: pans.ns.ca/walk-covid-19-vaccine-clinics

COVID-19 vaccine information:

First and Second Doses – Children aged 5-11

Second doses are now available for children aged 5-11 who received their first dose at least 8 weeks (56 days) prior. Second doses are available by appointment, or at pediatric/all ages drop-in clinics.

If you are attending an “all ages” clinic (5+), please note that children 5-11 will be moved to a separate line (different dose), which you can expect to move quickly.

Vaccines and Boosters - Adults and Youth Age 12+

Nova Scotia Health’s outreach vaccine clinics are focused on providing first and second doses (primary series) of COVID-19 vaccine to Nova Scotians who are not yet fully vaccinated. Booster doses are available at drop-in vaccine clinics. Information regarding which doses will be offered at each clinic can be found below.

People dropping in to receive their first and second dose of COVID-19 vaccine will also be prioritized over people looking to receive their third (booster) dose.

In rare cases, there may be higher demand than usual at vaccine outreach clinics. In these situations, those who are completing their primary series will be prioritized over those receiving booster doses.
The intervals are as follows:
Between the first and second doses (primary series) 
  • 56 days (8 weeks)

Between the second dose and first booster

  • 168 days (24 weeks) – Ages 12 - 69
  • 140 days (20 weeks) – Pregnant people
  • 120 days (17 weeks) – People who are moderately to severely immunocompromised, and eligible groups* (see below)

*Eligible groups include:

  • People age 70+
  • Adult residents of long-term care or congregate living settings
  • People age 55+ who are First Nations

Second Booster Doses

The following individuals are eligible to receive their second booster 120 days (17 weeks) after their first: 
  • People age 70+
  • Adult residents of long-term care or congregate living settings
  • People age 55+ who are First Nations

Moderately to Severely Immunocompromised

Nova Scotians who are moderately to severely immunocompromised will need a third dose of vaccine to complete their primary series. In this case, the time between the first dose and second dose is 28 days (4 weeks) and the time between the second dose and third dose is 56 days (8 weeks). Learn more at https://novascotia.ca/coronavirus/vaccine/#additional-doses.

Vaccine Eligibility After COVID-19 Recovery

The National Advisory Committee on Immunization provides the following advice on vaccine timing for people who have tested positive for COVID-19:

  • people who tested positive and have not been fully vaccinated are advised to wait at least two months to get a first or second dose of vaccine.
  • people who have tested positive for COVID-19 and have been fully vaccinated are advised to wait at least three months to get a booster dose, provided they have been fully vaccinated for at least 168 days and are eligible for a booster.

Public Health led drop-in locations:

Drop-in COVID-19 vaccine clinics for various age brackets (5+5 to 1112+) are listed chronologically under each zone.

Central Zone (Halifax Regional Municipality, Eastern Shore and West Hants areas)           

North Memorial Public Library (Pfizer – anyone age 5+)    
2285 Gottingen St., Halifax
Thursday, May 19 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Offering first, second and third (if eligible) doses
Drop-in only
DIRECTIONS

YMCA Centre for Immigrant Programs (Pfizer – anyone age 5+)    
104-7071 Bayers Rd., Halifax
Friday, May 20 from 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Offering all doses to those who are eligible.
Drop-in only
DIRECTIONS

Mulgrave Park Caring and Learning Centre (Pfizer – anyone age 5+)    
57 Jarvis Ln., Halifax.
Tuesday, May 24 from 11:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Offering first, second and third (if eligible) doses
Drop-in only
DIRECTIONS

The North Grove  (Pfizer – anyone age 5+)    
140-6 Primrose St., Dartmouth
Wednesday, May 25 from 1 to 5 p.m.
Offering all doses to those who are eligible.
Drop-in only
DIRECTIONS

North Preston Recreation Centre  (Pfizer – anyone age 5+)    
44 Simmonds Rd., North Preston
Friday, May 27 from 4 - 7 p.m.
Offering all doses to those who are eligible.
Drop-in only
DIRECTIONS

Eastern Zone (Cape Breton, Antigonish and Guysborough areas) 

Please note the clinic planned for May 18 at the Cineplex in Sydney has been cancelled.

St. Patrick’s Parish Hall (Pfizer – anyone age 5+)     
6541 Cabot Trail, Northeast Margaree
Thursday, May 19 from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Offering all doses to those who are eligible.
Drop-in only
DIRECTIONS

Evergreen Senior’s Club  (Pfizer – anyone age 5+)     
37 Embree St., Port Hawkesbury
Friday, May 20 from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Offering all doses to those who are eligible.
Drop-in only
DIRECTIONS

 

Western Zone (Annapolis Valley, South West and South Shore areas) 

Canning Multi-Complex (Pfizer – anyone age 5+)
977 J Jordan Rd., Canning
Tuesday May 17 from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Offering all doses to those who are eligible.
Drop-in only
DIRECTIONS

New Germany Legion (Pfizer – anyone age 5+)
44 Varner Rd., New Germany
Wednesday May 18 from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Offering all doses to those who are eligible.
Drop-in only
DIRECTIONS

Brier Island Lodge (Pfizer – anyone age 5+)
557 Water St., Westport
Tuesday, May 24 from 12 - 4 p.m.
Offering all doses to those who are eligible.
Drop-in only
DIRECTIONS

Freeport Fire Hall (Pfizer – anyone age 5+)
291 NS-217, Freeport
Wednesday, May 25 from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Offering all doses to those who are eligible.
Drop-in only
DIRECTIONS

Northern Zone (Colchester County and Municipality of East Hants, Cumberland County, and Pictou County)

Kennetcook Fire Hall (Pfizer – anyone age 5+)
32 Martin Walsh Rd., Kennetcook
Tuesday, May 17 from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Offering all doses to those who are eligible
Drop-in only
DIRECTIONS

Upper Stewiacke Fire Hall (Pfizer – anyone age 5+)
5336 Hwy. 289, Upper Stewiacke
Tuesday, May 24 from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Offering all doses to those who are eligible
Drop-in only
DIRECTIONS

Wentworth Learning Centre (Pfizer – anyone age 5+)
13371 NS-4, Wentworth
Wednesday, May 25 from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Offering all doses to those who are eligible
Drop-in only
DIRECTIONS

Stewiacke Community Centre (Pfizer – anyone age 5+)
111 Hwy. 2, Stewiacke
Tuesday, May 31 from 1 - 4 p.m.
Offering all doses to those who are eligible
Drop-in only
DIRECTIONS