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Nova Scotia Health’s Dartmouth COVID-19 Community Vaccine Clinic opens to drop-ins
Nova Scotia Health is opening the Dartmouth Community Vaccine Clinic to drop-ins to allow residents easier access to the COVID-19 vaccine.
Starting tomorrow (Wednesday, July 14) until Sunday, July 18, anyone 18+ can drop in to the Dartmouth Community Vaccine Clinic and receive their first or second dose. NOTE: It must be 28 days or more since receiving a first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine to be eligible for the second dose. There will be 200 drop-in doses available per day 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 12-17-years-old, and is not available through this drop-in clinic – these appointments must be booked online.
Drop-ins at the Dartmouth Community Vaccine Clinic will be available daily at the following address, between the following times and dates:
Dartmouth Community Vaccine Clinic
39 Mic Mac Blvd., Dartmouth (next to Chapters in the Mic Mac Mall parking lot)
Open July 14 to 18 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Community members will have to provide a health card number and ID at the vaccine clinic.
COVID-19 vaccine appointments can also be made online at http://www.novascotia.ca/vaccination or by phone at 1-833-797-7772 (call from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m., seven days a week).
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.