News release

COVID-19 Vaccine Second Dose Scheduling

Nova Scotians who received their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine on or before June 15 can now schedule their second dose.

Notification emails will go out in batches. People who provided an email address at the time of booking will receive a notice by email to schedule their second dose. 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 schedule or to request an email address be added and the scheduling email issued.

When scheduling the second dose, people will select a 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.

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

The province has updated the Nova Scotia immunization record to include the Province of Nova Scotia logo. Anyone who received a hard copy or printed their record on or before June 30 should request a new copy or reprint a copy using the new format.

People who received a dose of COVID-19 vaccine in Nova Scotia and provided an email address and health card number at the time of booking can request the digital record online at https:/novascotia.ca/immunizationrecord

Anyone without an email address or health card number on file, or who did not receive an email with their record, can call toll-free: 1-833-797-7772 and an operator can issue the record by email or by mail.

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.

Walk-in service for first doses only is available at the Halifax Convention Centre clinic in Halifax.

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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