**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release
COVID-19 Vaccine Groups Expanded
Nova Scotia’s COVID-19 vaccination program has now expanded to include anyone who is 80 and older and born in May, June, July or August.
People aged 80 and older and born between May 1 and Aug. 31 can now book an appointment at a community clinic.
The following groups are still eligible to be immunized:
— those aged 80 and older and born between Jan. 1 and April 30 can book an appointment at a community clinic
— people who are 63 and 64 years old can book an appointment for the AstraZeneca vaccine at one of 25 pharmacy and physicians offices
Nova Scotians who are in one of these groups are encouraged to get vaccinated against COVID-19 as soon as possible. Other groups will become eligible as more vaccine is rolled out across the province.
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 http://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.
— 10 community clinics are operating across the province administering COVID-19 vaccine
— 25 pharmacies and physician offices are administering the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine