Drop-in vaccine clinics

Vaccine Outreach Clinics help support vaccine accessibility across the province. 

The following doses are presently available at Vaccine Outreach Clinics serving the appropriate ages:

- Moderna - Bivalent Vaccine - 18+
- Pfizer - Primary Series - 12+
- Pfizer – Primary Series and Booster - 5-11
- Pfizer Infant – Primary Series – 6 months - 4 years

Eligibility for fall doses for those aged 12+ will open following an age-based approach. Those currently eligible for a fall dose are adults aged 18 and older.

Fall doses for adolescents aged 12 to 17 will be opened at a later date.

COVID-19 vaccine clinics by appointment or drop-in continue to be offered across Nova Scotia. To book a vaccine appointment visit https://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:

Children 6 months to 4 years and 5-11

Intervals between primary series doses (1 and 2*)
56 days (8 weeks) – Ages 6 months and older

*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.

Intervals between end of primary series and booster
168 days (24 weeks) – Ages 5-11 (120 days if moderately to severely immunocompromised)

Pfizer primary series and booster doses will be available for children ages 5-11 at Vaccine Outreach Clinics serving this age group.

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

Adults and Youth Age 12+

Everyone aged 12 years and older who has completed their primary series will be eligible to receive a fall dose of COVID-19 vaccine, regardless of the number of booster doses already received, so long as the  minimum number of days has passed since their last COVID-19 vaccine (see intervals below). Eligibility will open following an age-based approach.

Those currently eligible for a fall dose are adults aged 18 and older. Fall doses for adolescents aged 12 to 17 will be opened at a later date.

The following doses will be available at Vaccine Outreach Clinics for ages 12 and up:

  • Moderna - Bivalent Vaccine - 18+
  • Pfizer - Primary Series - 12+

The intervals are as follows:

Between primary series doses (1 and 2*)

56 days (8 weeks) – Ages 6 months and older

*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.

Between last dose (booster or primary series) and fall dose

168 days (24 weeks) – Ages 12+

120 days (17 weeks):

  • People age 70+
  • People age 12+ who are moderately to severely immunocompromised or are residents of long-term care or senior congregate living settings
  • People age 55+ who are First Nations
  • People age 50+ who are African Nova Scotian
  • Pregnant people

Vaccine Eligibility After COVID-19 Recovery

You may have some short-term post-infection immunity, however your immunity decreases as time goes on. Vaccination after infection (also known as hybrid immunity) helps improve the immune response and provides better and longer-lasting protection than infection or vaccination alone.

  • If you had COVID-19 and require your primary series doses, you should wait at least 8 weeks to get the vaccine.
  • If you had COVID-19 and have completed your primary series, you should wait 168 days to get your fall dose. Those who are eligible for the shortened interval of 120 days between vaccines should wait 120 days to get their next dose after recovering from COVID-19.

Upcoming Vaccine Outreach Clinics:

COVID-19 vaccine outreach clinics for various age brackets (6 months, 5+5 to 1112+, 18+) are listed chronologically under each zone.

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

North Memorial Public Library (ages 18+)
2285 Gottingen St., Halifax
Friday, October 7 from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Offering Moderna Bivalent to those who are eligible. Pfizer Primary Series available on request.
Drop-in only
DIRECTIONS

Family Resource Centre of West Hants (ages 18+)
61 Morison Dr., Windsor
Wednesday, October 12 from 10:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Offering Moderna Bivalent to those who are eligible. Pfizer Primary Series available on request.
Drop-in only
DIRECTIONS

Alderney Gate Public Library (ages 18+)
60 Alderney Dr., Dartmouth
Friday, October 14 from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Offering Moderna Bivalent to those who are eligible. Pfizer Primary Series available on request.Drop-in only
DIRECTIONS

YMCA Centre for Immigrant Programs  (ages 18+)
104-7071 Bayers Rd., Halifax
Friday, October 28 from 12 – 3 p.m.
Offering Moderna Bivalent to those who are eligible. Pfizer Primary Series available on request.
Drop-in only
DIRECTIONS

 

Eastern Zone (Cape Breton, Antigonish and Guysborough areas) 

There are currently no clinics in this area.  Please check back for updates.

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

Annapolis Royal Fire Hall (ages 6 months+)
5 Saint Anthony St., Annapolis Royal
Thursday October 6 from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Offering eligible doses by age range
Drop-in and booked appointments
DIRECTIONS

Freeport Fire Hall (ages 6 months+)
291 NS-217, Freeport
Thursday October 13 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Offering eligible doses by age range
Drop-in only
DIRECTIONS

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

Kennetcook Fire Hall (ages 5+)
32 Martin Walsh Rd., Kennetcook
Tuesday, October 11 from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.          
Offering eligible doses by age range
Drop-in only
DIRECTIONS

Wentworth Learning Centre  (ages 5+) NEW DATE
13371 NS-4, Wentworth
Wednesday, October 12 from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.             
Offering eligible doses by age range
Drop-in only
DIRECTIONS

Wallace Community Centre (ages 12+)
13938 Route 6, Wallace
Thursday, October 13 from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Offering Moderna Bivalent Fall Dose 18+ to those who are eligible. Pfizer (Primary Series only, 12+) available on request.
Drop-in only
DIRECTIONS