Coronavirus (COVID-19): vaccinate NS

Getting vaccinated is safe and easy. COVID-19 vaccine information to help get the word out and help your friends and family get vaccinated.

Vaccines are safe, effective and save lives. When you get vaccinated, you’re protecting yourself and helping prevent the spread of COVID-19 to your family, friends and community.

Safety and effectiveness

COVID-19 vaccines must be approved for use by Health Canada and go through clinical trials and safety checks. Vaccines approved for use in Canada meet strict standards for safety, quality and effectiveness.

Facts about the vaccine

What you need to know about the COVID-19 vaccine for Canada. Factsheet for Canadians about the effectiveness, safety and why you should get vaccinated from Government of Canada – The facts about COVID-19 vaccines.

How COVID-19 vaccines are developed

Animated video and transcript of how COVID-19 vaccines are developed quickly but safely – watch video (YouTube).

Vaccine benefits

Overview of the benefits of getting a COVID-19 vaccine from Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Vaccine safety for youth

Information for families about the safety and benefits of COVID-19 vaccines for children and teenagers.

Vaccine side effects

Explanation of the possible side effects of COVID-19 vaccines from Health Canada. After being vaccinated, it's common and normal to have temporary side effects. These usually last from a few hours to a few days after vaccination.

Be part of our way forward: campaign

Playlist: be part of our way forward videos

Video playlist of Nova Scotians who are getting the vaccine when it's their turn and being part of our way forward – see playlist (YouTube).

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Vaccination posters and factsheets

Resources to help you stay informed. Some resources are available in multiple languages – posters and factsheets.

Vaccination clinic visit

Help your child get ready for their vaccine

Tips to help you prepare your child to get the COVID-19 vaccine.

Managing needle fears

Tips for making vaccination more comfortable if you’re nervous about needles.

What to expect at a community vaccination clinic

Video on what to expect at a Nova Scotia community vaccination clinic from Nova Scotia Health – watch video (vimeo).