COVID-19 Nova Scotia Health Outreach Vaccine Clinics in Western Zone next week

Nova Scotia Health Outreach Vaccine Clinics are touring the Western Zone next week to help support vaccine booking availability for residents.

Outreach vaccine clinics will be available through pre-booked appointments or drop-ins for residents and nearby community members at the following locations, on the following dates:
Northeast Kings Education Centre (1816 Bains Rd., Canning) on July 6
New Germany Rural High School (44 School St., New Germany) on July 7
Hillcrest Academy (127 King St., Shelburne) on July 8-9

Appointment bookings for these locations are now open. Community members are encouraged to pre-book their COVID-19 vaccine appointments for these locations online at https://www.novascotia.ca/vaccination or by phone at 1-833-797-7772 (call from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m., seven days a week). Drop-ins will be available based on capacity.

For those with mobility challenges, special needs, and/or have significant anxiety about needles, please indicate this when booking an appointment, or notify clinic team members on site. Having this information in advance helps the clinic team better prepare to offer support.

Transportation to and from vaccine appointments can be organized through Rural Rides. The cost is five dollars for a return ticket. Visit https://ruralrides.ca/ to find the nearest provider. Transportation must be booked at least 24 hours in advance.

Outreach vaccine clinics in Western Zone will be providing Moderna only, due to increased supply. Moderna is interchangeable with Pfizer – they are both mRNA vaccines. Regardless of which vaccine an adult has had for their first dose, they can take Pfizer or Moderna as their second dose. Pfizer is the only vaccine approved for children 12 to 17, and is not available through these outreach clinics.

All eligible Nova Scotians are encouraged to get vaccinated against COVID-19 as soon as possible.

Nova Scotia Health Outreach Vaccine Clinics will also be heading to the following Western Zone communities this month*:

Long and Brier Islands
Kingston
Lockeport
Chester
Weymouth

*Exact clinic locations, times, and the opportunity to book an appointment will be announced shortly.

The outreach vaccine clinic located in Annapolis Royal on June 29-30 vaccinated more than 350 people, filling all appointments offered at those clinics. Approximately 4,000 appointments will be made available through the Nova Scotia Health Outreach Vaccine Clinics in the Western Zone this summer.

Up-to-date information around COVID-19 cases and resources can be found www.novascotia.ca/coronavirus <http://www.novascotia.ca/coronavirus>

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