COVID-19 vaccine information

COVID-19 vaccine information

Physician support at vaccine clinics

Physicians interested in supporting centralized community immunization clinics may express their interest with Nova Scotia Health. Retired physicians within three years of practice may be eligible for a special complimentary license, provided by the Nova Scotia College of Physicians and Surgeons. Medical Affairs will also work with these eligible physicians to arrange a reduced fee for CMPA coverage. Doctors Nova Scotia will waive membership fees for retired physicians returning to work and licensed by the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Nova Scotia to provide short-term care through the pandemic. All specialties may apply.

Vaccine priority for physicians

Government announced the COVID-19 vaccine priority for physicians. Those who work directly with patients in hospital or with patients in their home are being immunized now in Phase 1. Anyone who works in a hospital and may encounter a patient, and community health-care providers, such as doctors, nurses, dentists and dental hygienists, pharmacists and pharmacy technicians, will be immunized in Phase 2. See graphic here

Answering questions about the 80+ vaccine prototype clinic at the IWK

You may be receiving questions from patients and clients about the upcoming prototype clinic taking place Feb. 22 to 25 at the IWK Health Centre. Space at this first clinic is limited. Names of Nova Scotians who are aged 80 or older were randomly selected based on date of birth and postal code. These individuals will receive an invitation letter to the clinic from MSI, Nova Scotia’s public health insurance provider. Please refer to this frequently asked questions document when answering questions about the prototype clinic and/or upcoming community vaccine clinics for Nova Scotians in the 80+ demographic.

PHAC COVID-19 Vaccination Tool Kit for Health-Care Providers

The Public Health Agency of Canada has developed a COVID-19 Vaccination Tool Kit for Health-Care Providers. Use this tool kit as a quick resource to help your patients and colleagues make informed decisions about COVID-19 vaccination by sharing credible information and resources with them. The tool kit contains general information about COVID-19, an overview of authorized vaccines, guidance for managing COVID-19 vaccination clinics, an overview of vaccine safety, as well as additional resources such as digital tools, communication materials, and province- and territory-specific resources. A separate tool kit has been created for Indigenous communities. To help combat misinformation, sample social media messages and images have been created to share on your channels. As new information and resources become available, the tool kits will be updated.