**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release
People Aged 45 to 49 Now Eligible for Pfizer and Moderna Vaccines
Starting today, May 7, people aged 45 and older can book appointments for the Pfizer or Moderna COVID-19 vaccines at clinics across the province.
Appointments for COVID-19 vaccines in community clinics and participating pharmacies will be released on a continuous basis 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 65,000 eligible Nova Scotians in the 45 to 49 age group
— this group has been able to book appointments for the AstraZeneca vaccine since April 30
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/