News release

COVID-19 Vaccine Groups Expanded; AstraZeneca Clinics Open to People Age 60 to 62

Nova Scotia’s COVID-19 vaccination program has expanded for those eligible to receive the AstraZeneca vaccine to include people 60 to 62 years of age.

Booking opened March 16 for those age 63 and 64 at one of 25 pharmacies and doctors offices that are offering the AstraZeneca vaccine.

AstraZeneca clinics in Halifax Regional Municipality are fully booked, but about 4,900 appointments are available in remaining clinics across the province. Starting today, March 18, people aged 60 to 62 are eligible to book appointments in clinics that are not full.

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

The province’s goal continues to be to immunize as many Nova Scotians as quickly as possible, based on age, to reach a high rate of population immunity.

COVID-19 vaccination appointments must be made online at or by phone at 1-833-797-7772. Appointments cannot be booked directly through a community clinic, pharmacy or physician. Walk-ins will be turned away.

Quick Facts:

  • 10 community clinics are operating across the province administering COVID-19 vaccine
  • Nova Scotians who are 80 and older and born between Jan. 1 and Aug. 31 are eligible to book appointments in community clinics
  • 25 pharmacies and physician offices are administering the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine
  • Nova Scotians age 60 to 64 are eligible to book appointments to receive the AstraZeneca vaccine