**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release
COVID-19 Vaccine Groups Expanded; More Pharmacies Offer Vaccine
Anyone 80 and older and born between Sept. 1 and Dec. 31, can start to book their COVID-19 vaccine as of 7 a.m. on Monday, March 22.
In addition to the community clinic appointments being made available next week, 2,600 appointments will also open for booking at 15 more pharmacies on Monday. These pharmacies will be for anyone who is 80 and older and will offer the Moderna vaccine.
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, 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.
Pharmacies open for booking Monday, March 22, for Nova Scotians who are 80 and older:
— Drugstore Pharmacy Antigonish, 26 Market St., Antigonish
— Guardian Elmsdale Pharmacy, 269 NS-214, Elmsdale
— Kyte’s Pharmacy, 920 Cole Harbour Rd., Cole Harbour
— Lawtons Antigonish, 133 Church St., Antigonish
— Lawtons Sheet Harbour, 22624 Nova Scotia Trunk 7, Sheet Harbour
— Lawtons Shelburne, 115 King St., Shelburne
— Lawtons Yarmouth, 76 Starrs Rd., Yarmouth
— Medicine Shoppe Port Hawkesbury, 708 Reeves St., Unit B, Port Hawkesbury
— Pharmacy First, 266 Foord St., Stellarton
— Sentrex Pharmacy, 110 Chain Lake Dr., Unit 3H, Halifax
— Shoppers Drug Mart Digby (Evangeline Mall), 95 Warwick St., Digby
— Shoppers Drug Mart Bridgewater, 421 Lahave St. #300, Bridgewater
— Stones Drug Store, 491 Chebucto St., Baddeck
— TLC Pharmasave Shelburne, 157 Water St., Shelburne
— Wilson’s Pharmasave Berwick, 213 Commercial St., Berwick
— 10 community clinics and 15 pharmacies are administering COVID-19 vaccine to all Nova Scotians who are 80 and older
— 25 pharmacies and physician offices are administering the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine to Nova Scotians who are 60 to 64 years old