**** WELLNESS Media Release
People Aged 40 to 54 Now Eligible to Book AstraZeneca Vaccine
Starting today, April 30, people aged 40 to 54 can book appointments for the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine at participating physician and pharmacy clinics across the province.
Based on recent guidance from the National Advisory Committee on Immunization, and Nova Scotia’s current COVID-19 case numbers, the AstraZeneca vaccine is now available to this age group.
AstraZeneca vaccine appointments remain open to people 55 to 64 years old. Appointments for Pfizer and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines at clinics across the province are open to people aged 55 and older.
Appointments for COVID-19 vaccines will be released continuously as vaccine supply is confirmed.
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.
Appointments cannot be booked directly through a community clinic, pharmacy or physician. Walk-ins will be turned away.
— there are about 195,000 eligible Nova Scotians in the 40-to-54 age group
— 61 pharmacies and physician offices are administering the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine
Coronavirus (COVID-19) Vaccine: https://www.novascotia.ca/coronavirus/vaccine
Coronavirus (COVID-19) Book your vaccination appointment: https://www.novascotia.ca/vaccination
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