Nova Scotia Health outreach vaccine clinics heading to communities in Western Zone

Beginning next week, Nova Scotia Health outreach vaccine clinics will be touring the Western Zone to help support vaccine booking availability for residents.

Outreach vaccine clinics will be available through pre-booked appointments or drop-ins. The first of several clinics to be announced for Western Zone will be at the following location, on the following dates:

- Annapolis Royal Fire Hall (5 St. Anthony Street, Annapolis Royal) on June 29-30

Booking an appointment for this location is now open. Community members are encouraged to pre-book their COVID-19 vaccine appointments 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). Drop-ins will be available based on capacity.

If you need a ride to and from the vaccine clinic, Rural Rides will get you to and from your appointment for $5 return. Visit https://ruralrides.ca/ to find your 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*:

-Canning
-New Germany
-Shelburne
-Long and Brier Islands
-Kingston
-Lockeport
-Chester
-Weymouth

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

Around 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