COVID-19 Vaccine Groups Expanded; Nova Scotians Ages 75 to 79 Eligible

The Covid Chronicle

**** HEALTH/Wellness Media Release

COVID-19 Vaccine Groups Expanded; Nova Scotians Ages 75 to 79 Eligible
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Anyone 75 years of age and older can book their COVID-19 vaccine as of today, March 26.

Most community clinics and participating pharmacies for this age group have available appointments. More appointments will be added to new and existing clinics next week.

The province also expects to receive a shipment of AstraZeneca vaccine in early April. This vaccine will continue to be offered through participating pharmacies and primary care offices for people 60 to 64 years of age.

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 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.

Quick Facts:
— 10 community clinics, 27 pharmacy clinics and 12 primary care clinics are administering COVID-19 vaccine

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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