1. Coronavirus (COVID-19)
  2. Vaccine
  3. Book your vaccination appointment

Coronavirus (COVID-19): book your vaccination appointment

Most Nova Scotians will receive their vaccine by age group. When you’re eligible, you can book your appointment. Most appointments need to be booked in advance.

Booking an appointment

You need to book an appointment to get vaccinated. Most appointments need to be booked in advance. You may also be able to go to a community drop-in clinic, outreach clinic or pharmacy drop-in clinic.

If you provide an email when you book an appointment, you receive a digital copy of your COVID-19 vaccine receipt. By providing an email you also receive appointment confirmations and reminders.

Nova Scotia Health Card

You need to have a Nova Scotia Health Card to book your appointment online. If your card is expired, you can still book an appointment. If you need to renew your Health Card, use the Health Card Renewal Form (PDF).

If you don't have a Nova Scotia Health Card you need to book your appointment by calling the toll-free line: 1-833-797-7772.

Before your appointment

Make sure you cancel your vaccination appointment if:

Appointments for an mRNA vaccine (Pfizer or Moderna)

You can get an mRNA COVID-19 vaccine (Pfizer or Moderna) if you're 5 or older. You can only book your appointment online or by calling the toll-free line. Don't call the vaccination clinic directly.

If you have questions about people under 18 getting the vaccine without parental or guardian consent, the Mature Minor Consent for COVID-19 Immunization Factsheet (PDF) provides more information about how consent for healthcare decisions for minors works.

Book an appointment (Pfizer or Moderna)

Book your appointment

To book your appointment by phone, call 1-833-797-7772 (Monday to Friday, 7am to 7pm and Saturday to Sunday, 10am to 6pm). You need to call from a Canadian phone number and be in Canada when you call.

Appointments for a non-mRNA vaccine (Novavax, Janssen or AstraZeneca)

You can get a non-mRNA COVID-19 vaccine (Novavax, Janssen or AstraZeneca) if you're 18 or older. You can only book your appointment online or by calling the toll-free line. Don't call the vaccination clinic directly.

To help you make an informed decision before getting the Janssen COVID-19 vaccine, learn about the effectiveness, when you can’t get a viral vector vaccine and the risk.

Book an appointment (Novavax, Janssen or AstraZeneca)

Book your appointment

To book your appointment by phone, call 1-833-797-7772 (Monday to Friday, 7am to 7pm and Saturday to Sunday, 10am to 6pm). You need to call from a Canadian phone number and be in Canada when you call.

Transportation for vaccination clinics

The Government of Nova Scotia has partnered with the Rural Transportation Association to provide low-cost transportation for people who are not able to get to their appointment. If you need help with transportation, visit Rural Rides to find a local provider and book a ride for your vaccination appointment (rides are $5 for a round trip).

If you don’t have a Nova Scotia Health Card

If you don’t have a Nova Scotia Health Card you can still receive the vaccine, even if you're not a permanent resident of Nova Scotia.

You can book an appointment when your age group becomes eligible based on Nova Scotia's COVID-19 immunization plan. You can only book an appointment by phone.

After your appointment

After your appointment, you need to continue to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. Even when you're vaccinated, you need to follow public health measures, including social distancing guidelines and wearing a mask.