News release

People Aged 50 to 54 Now Eligible for COVID-19 Vaccines; First Drive-Thru Clinic

Starting today, May 3, people aged 50 and older can book appointments for Pfizer or Moderna COVID-19 vaccines at clinics across the province.

All community clinics and many participating pharmacies have available appointments for this age group.

Appointments for COVID-19 vaccines will be released continuously as vaccine supply is confirmed.

Nova Scotia’s first COVID-19 vaccination drive-thru clinic will open on Monday, May 10, at the Dartmouth General Hospital. This clinic will be for people 50 and older. Appointments will be posted Tuesday, May 4.

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 https://www.novascotia.ca/vaccination 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:

  • there are about 67,625 eligible Nova Scotians in the 50 to 54 age group

Additional Resources:

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Vaccine: https://www.novascotia.ca/coronavirus/vaccine

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Book your vaccination appointment: https://www.novascotia.ca/vaccination

Rural Transportation Association: https://ruralrides.ca/

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