News release

COVID-19 Vaccine Second Dose Scheduling

Nova Scotians who received their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine on or before July 6 will receive an email to schedule their second dose in the coming days. This is the last group of people who will receive an email to schedule or reschedule their second-dose appointment.

Anyone who receives their first dose on or after July 7 will automatically receive an email to schedule their second dose afterward. Second doses can be scheduled 28 days after first doses.

Second dose scheduling notices are sent to the email address provided at the time of booking the first 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 notice issued.

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.

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:/

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 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.

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