NS Vaccine Program Launched Today in Halifax
Nova Scotia's COVID-19 vaccine program launched today with a so-called ‘prototype community vaccine clinic’ at the IWK Health Centre in Halifax.
Ten more community clinics will open next month, including the first in Cumberland on March 22nd at the hospital in Amherst.
The first to be vaccinated will be Nova Scotians age 80 and older. The photo shows Bernice Brown, an 82 year-old from Halifax, who was the first in line today at the IWK.
Brown rarely left her home over the past year but now she looks forward to getting out soon to going dancing.
MSI will send letters to all Nova Scotians who are age 80 and older as of March 1. Appointments can be booked online at https://www.novascotia.ca/vaccination or by calling toll-free 1-833-797-7772 the week before the your local clinic opens.
There are 48,000 Nova Scotians who qualify for the first round of vaccinations. Round two will include those 75 and older, following by ever reducing age groups.
Next week, Millbrook First Nation will be the first of 13 Mi'kmaw communities to host a COVID-19 vaccination clinic.
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