Stellarton pharmacy offering COVID-19 vaccine

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Pharmacy First in Stellarton is among the pharmacies in the province that will be offering a COVID-19 vaccine to those age 80 and older.

Anyone 80 and older and born between Sept. 1 and Dec. 31, can start to book their vaccine as of 7 a.m. on Tuesday, March 23.

“We are honoured and excited to be the first to provide the vaccine to those 80 plus years of age in our community,” said pharmacist owner David MacLean. “We have posted more information on our Facebook page.”

A press release from the provincial government says that in addition to the community clinic appointments being made available next week, 2,600 appointments will also open for booking at 15 more pharmacies. These pharmacies will be for anyone who is 80 and older and will offer the Moderna vaccine.

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.

COVID-19 vaccination appointments must be made online at https://www.novascotia.ca/vaccination 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.