Outreach vaccine clinics continue in Western Zone next week

Nova Scotia Health outreach vaccine clinics are on the final stretch of their Western Zone tour next week to help support vaccine booking availability for residents. These clinics will be offering the Moderna vaccine.

Outreach vaccine clinics will be available through pre-booked appointments for residents and nearby community members at the following locations, on the following dates:

Chester Area Middle School (204 Duke St., Chester)
July 19 from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
July 20 from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Lockeport Regional High (10 Locke St., Lockeport)
July 20 from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
July 21 from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

St. Mary’s Bay Academy (4079 Evangeline Trail, Weymouth)
July 22 from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Pine Ridge Middle School (625 Pine Ridge Ave., Kingston)
July 23-24 from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Appointment bookings for these locations are now open. Community members can book their COVID-19 vaccine appointment 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).

The outreach vaccine clinics in Western Zone are focusing on providing first doses to residents, but any community members eligible for their second dose are welcome to book an appointment.

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 teams better prepare to offer support.

Transportation to and from vaccine appointments can be organized through Rural Rides for $5 return. 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 are 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 for their second dose. Pfizer is the only vaccine approved for children aged 12-17, and is not available through these outreach clinics.

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

Approximately 4,000 appointments will have been made available through the Nova Scotia Health Outreach Vaccine Clinic program in the Western Zone by the end of July.

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