Nova Scotia continues to expand its vaccine rollout on Tuesday as thousands of more appointments will open up at pharmacies across the province.
According to the province, 2,600 appointments will open for booking at 15 more pharmacies.
The locations include:
- Guardian Elmsdale Pharmacy, 269 NS-214, Elmsdale
- Kyte's Pharmacy, 920 Cole Harbour Rd., Cole Harbour
- Lawtons Sheet Harbour, 22624 Nova Scotia Trunk 7, Sheet Harbour
- Sentrex Pharmacy, 110 Chain Lake Dr., Unit 3H, Halifax
The province says spots will be reserved for any Nova Scotian who is 80 and older and they will be offered the Moderna vaccine.
Speaking at last Friday's COVID-19 briefing, Premier Iain Rankin urged Nova Scotians to get vaccinated as soon as they are eligible.
"We're well on our way over the next several weeks to getting more and more vaccine, bringing more and more clinics online," said Rankin. "Nova Scotians will be able to get vaccine close to home at a variety of locations."
Rankin says this is all dependent on the supply from the federal government and he asks residents to be patient as they continue their rollout.
He says the province's goal continues to be to immunize as many Nova Scotians as quickly as possible, based on age, to reach a high rate of population immunity.
Vaccination appoints can be made online or by phone at 1-833-797-7772.