**** NSHA Media Release
Nova Scotia is ready to open the first broad community vaccine clinics for Nova Scotians who are 80 or older.
If you or someone you care for is scheduled to have a COVID vaccine appointment this week at a community clinic, here are some things to remember:
• Arrive at the clinic 5 to 10 minutes before your scheduled appointment. If you arrive earlier, you may need to wait outside the clinic before entering. Please dress for the weather.
• Bring your health card.
• Wear a short sleeve t-shirt or a shirt with sleeves that can be rolled up.
• Wear a mask.
• Keep in mind that after you get the vaccine you need to stay in the clinic area to be observed for 15 minutes.
• Read the Coronavirus Vaccine Factsheet and prepare any questions you have about the vaccine: http://bit.ly/38iOTMD
We hear the frustration and disappointment of those Nova Scotians who were unable to get an appointment for this first week of clinics.
If you’re 80 and older and were born in the month of January, February, March or April, you can book your appointment starting Monday, March 8 at 7 a.m.
As vaccine supply increases, so will available appointments, ways of getting the vaccine (such as through pharmacies or family doctors) and locations.