Nova Scotians aged 30 to 34 now eligible for Pfizer, Moderna COVID-19 vaccines
HALIFAX -- Nova Scotians aged 30-34 are now eligible to book appointments for the Pfizer and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines.
The province announced Monday that effective immediately, people 30 and over can book appointments at community clinics, as well as participating pharmacy and primary care clinics that offer the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines.
According to Public Health, there are about 64,300 eligible Nova Scotians in the 30 to 34 age group.
Nova Scotia Health says appointments for COVID-19 vaccines in community clinics and participating pharmacies will be released on a continuous basis as vaccine supply is confirmed.
The province is encouraging all Nova Scotians to get vaccinated against COVID-19 as soon as they are eligible.
COVID-19 vaccination appointments can be made online or by phone at 1-833-797-7772. Appointments cannot be booked directly through a community clinic, pharmacy or physician. Walk-ins will be turned away.
This is the third time in a week that public health has lowered the age eligibility to book appointments.
Nova Scotia's COVID-19 online dashboard provides an update on the amount of vaccines that have been administered to date.
As of Friday, 415,570 doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered.
As of Tuesday, Nova Scotia has received a total of 466,900 doses of COVID-19 vaccine since Dec. 15.
Nova Scotia also announced a milestone on Thursday, saying the province has now administered 400,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccine.
The news means the province has doubled the number of vaccinations in less than a month, after celebrating 200,000 doses on April 16.