Coronavirus Canada: COVID vaccine booking for those 80+ now divided up by birth month

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Coronavirus Canada Updates: Quebec reports less than 75 new COVID-19 cases for 5th consecutive day

The province is putting new measures in place it hopes will avoid the issues many people ran into earlier this week when they tried to book their appointments to get a COVID-19 vaccine.

The appointments are for 10 community based clinics being held this month to get Nova Scotians aged 80 or older immunized.

Reservations opened last Monday for the first clinics which will start running this Monday at three locations, including the IWK.

However, demand was so high the site had to be taken offline.

“Monday was not a good day for anyone who tried to book an appointment,” said the province’s chief medical officer of health Dr. Robert Strang at a Friday briefing. “I recognize it was a frustrating and negative experience for many.”

“We know we need to do better and we will.”

Booking for new appointments will resume this Monday (March 8) for the clinics that start running on March 15, including at the IWK and the Halifax Forum Multi-Purpose Centre.

According to the province’s website, people can start booking appointments by phone (1-833-797-7772)  or online as of 7 a.m.

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