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Nova Scotians with significant health challenges can receive 1st vaccination at home

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Nova Scotians with significant health and mobility challenges can now receive their first vaccination at home.

The province said in a release that beginning Tuesday, people who cannot leave their homes to get vaccinated can request an in-home appointment by calling 211.

Vaccines will be given by Nova Scotia Health following a screening process to confirm eligibility. In-home vaccinations will be administered in July and August.

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The province said that going to a community clinic, pharmacy or primary care COVID-19 vaccination clinic should be the first option for anyone who is able to leave their home.

Vaccine appointments can also be made at one of three drive-thru clinics across the province in Dartmouth, Truro and Wolfville.

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The province said a prototype of the in-home vaccination program was launched on May 27 to see how effective it was.

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The prototype included eligible people receiving continuing care services through Nova Scotia Health. More than 300 in-home vaccines have been administered to date.

Nova Scotians who need a first dose and are not able to leave their homes to access COVID-19 community vaccine clinics because of significant health and mobility challenges are asked to call 211 from Monday to Friday between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m.

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