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UPDATE – Nova Scotia Health’s Bayer’s Lake COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic opens to drop-ins
Nova Scotia Health is opening the Bayer’s Lake Vaccine Clinic to drop-ins to allow residents easier access to the COVID-19 vaccine. Starting Tuesday, July 13th, anyone 18+ can drop in to the Bayer’s Lake clinic and receive their first or second dose – it must be 28 days or more since receiving the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine to be eligible for the second dose. There will be 200 doses available per day for drop-ins at this clinic.
This drop-in clinic will be offering the Moderna vaccine only, due to increased supply. Moderna is interchangeable with Pfizer – they are both mRNA vaccines. Regardless of which vaccine an adult has had for their first dose, they can take Pfizer or Moderna as their second dose. Please remember, it must be 28 days since your first dose to receive your second dose.
Currently, Pfizer is the only vaccine approved for children 12 to 17 and is not available through this drop-in clinic – these appointments must be booked online.
Drop-ins at the Bayer’s Lake Vaccine Clinic will be available daily at the following address, between the following times:
41 Washmill Lake Road, Halifax
(Located in the former Brick building next to Old Navy)
Open daily 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Community members will be asked to provide their health card number and ID at the vaccine clinic.
For those with mobility challenges, special needs, and/or have significant anxiety about needles, please indicate this when booking an appointment, or notify clinic team members on-site upon arrival for drop-ins. Having this information in advance helps the clinic team better prepare to offer support.
All eligible Nova Scotians are encouraged to get vaccinated against COVID-19 as soon as possible.