01 May Vaccination Plan: 300,000 doses, AstraZeneca expands to those 40 – 54
Nova Scotia’s COVID-19 immunization plan is on track to vaccinate every eligible Nova Scotian by the end of June with their first dose.
As of Thursday, April 29:
- Roughly 31 per cent of Nova Scotians over age 16 have had one or more doses of vaccine
- Nova Scotia is a leader in providing second doses
- Nova Scotia has the fastest growth in delivering first doses across the country
- More than 80 per cent of Nova Scotians age 70 and older have had at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine
“Our vaccination plan is exactly where it should be and on schedule. If the supply of vaccine continues as expected, we are just eight weeks away from every eligible Nova Scotian being able to receive their first dose,” said Premier Iain Rankin. “Our age-based approach is working and it’s efficient and effective.”
Vaccine appointments are opening to Nova Scotians by age, in five-year increments.
Based on recent guidance from the National Advisory Committee on Immunization, and Nova Scotia’s current COVID-19 case numbers, the AstraZeneca vaccine is now available to those aged 40 to 54.
Those aged 40 to 54 as well as those 55 to 64 can book appointments for the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine at participating physician and pharmacy clinics across the province.
Appointments for Pfizer and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines at clinics across the province are open to people aged 55 and older.
Appointments for COVID-19 vaccines will be released continuously as vaccine supply is confirmed.
All Nova Scotians are encouraged to get vaccinated against COVID-19 as soon as they are eligible.