Nova Scotia Health expands drop-in clinic options

Nova Scotia Health is expanding the number of community vaccine clinics to offer the Moderna vaccine as a drop-in option.

The drop-in option (no appointment necessary) is for the Moderna vaccine 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 for their second dose. It must be 28 days since your first dose to receive your second dose.

Currently, Pfizer is the only vaccine approved for children aged 12-17, and is not available through these drop-in clinics.

Drop-in locations for Nova Scotians aged 18+ are available at:

• Cape Breton University Community Vaccine Clinic, Canada Games Complex
1250 Grand Lake Rd., Sydney
Saturday, July 17 and Sunday, July 18 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

• St. Francis Xavier University
MacKay Room, Bloomfield Centre, 5555 Union Pl. 3rd Floor, Antigonish
Saturday, July 17 and Sunday, July 18 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

• Rath Eastlink Community Centre (Drive-thru)
East side parking lot
625 Abenaki Rd., Truro
Beginning Monday, July 19 and running week days from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

• Bayers Lake Community Vaccine Clinic
41 Washmill Lake Rd., Halifax
(Located in the former Brick building next to Old Navy)
Daily from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. until Tuesday, July 20

• Dartmouth Community Vaccine Clinic
39 Mic Mac Blvd., Dartmouth
(Next to Chapters in the Mic Mac Mall parking lot)
Daily from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. until Sunday, July 18

• Berwick Fire Hall
300 Commercial St., Berwick
Monday to Friday starting July 16 and ending July 23 from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Community members will be asked to provide their health card number and ID at the vaccine clinic.

COVID-19 vaccine appointments can also be made online at https://www.novascotia.ca/vaccination or by phone at 1-833-797-7772 (call from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m., 7 days a week).

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 upon arrival for drop-ins. Having this information in advance helps the clinic teams better prepare to offer support.
All eligible Nova Scotians are encouraged to get vaccinated against COVID-19 as soon as possible.

Locations and times for drop-in vaccine clinics may be adjusted with short notice. For a full list of upcoming drop-in locations, visit: https://www.nshealth.ca/drop-in-vaccine-clinics

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