News release

COVID-19 Vaccine Second Dose Rescheduling

Nova Scotians who received their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine on or before May 30 and are scheduled to receive their second dose on or before Sept. 12 can now reschedule their appointments for earlier dates. Notification emails will go out in batches up until the end of day June 30.

People who provided an email address at the time of booking will receive a rescheduling notice by email. Anyone who did not provide an email or does not receive a notice can call the toll-free line at 1-833-797-7772 to reschedule or request an email address be added and the rescheduling email issued.

When rescheduling the second dose, people will select a new date and time at any clinic across the province that has an available appointment. They will also be able to select a different vaccine for their second dose.

The province has reduced the second dose interval from 35 days to 28 days.

Drive-thru clinics in Dartmouth, Truro and Wolfville now accommodate up to four people in one vehicle. At the time of booking, from one to four people can be scheduled for one appointment time.

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 to reach a high rate of population immunity.

First dose 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.

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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