COVID-19 NS Health Outreach Vaccine Clinics open to drop-ins in Weymouth & Kingston

Nova Scotia Health outreach vaccine clinics are inviting eligible residents and nearby community members in Weymouth and Kingston to drop in for their first or second dose of the Moderna vaccine at the following locations, at the following times:

• St Mary’s Bay Academy (4079 Evangeline Trail, Weymouth)
Thursday, July 22 from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

• Pine Ridge Middle School (625 Pine Ridge Ave., Kingston)
Friday, July 23 and Saturday, July 24 from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Community members can drop in or book their COVID-19 vaccine appointment online at https://www.novascotia.ca/vaccination or by phone at 1-833-797-7772 (call from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m., 7 days a week).

The outreach vaccine clinics in Western Zone are focusing on providing first doses to residents, but any community members eligible for their second dose are welcome to drop in or book an appointment.

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. Having this information in advance helps the clinic team better prepare to offer support.

Transportation to and from vaccine appointments can be organized through Rural Rides for $5 return. Visit https://ruralrides.ca/ to find the nearest provider. Transportation must be booked at least 24 hours in advance.

Outreach vaccine clinics in Western Zone are providing Moderna only, due to increased supply. Moderna is interchangeable with Pfizer – they are both mRNA vaccines. Regardless of which vaccine an adult has for their first dose, they can take Pfizer or Moderna for their second dose.

Pfizer is the only vaccine approved for children 12 to 17, and is not available through these outreach clinics.

All eligible Nova Scotians are encouraged to get vaccinated against COVID-19 as soon as possible.

Approximately 4,000 appointments will have been made available through the Nova Scotia Health outreach vaccine clinics in the Western Zone by the end of July.

Up-to-date information around COVID-19 cases and resources can be found www.novascotia.ca/coronavirus <http://www.novascotia.ca/coronavirus>

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