CBU’s Canada Games Complex to be first Eastern Zone Community Vaccination Clinic

Nova Scotia’s COVID-19 vaccine rollout will expand again next month with 10 community-based clinics for Nova Scotians age 80 and older. Cape Breton University’s Canada Games Complex will be part of this rollout and serve as the first community vaccination clinic in the Eastern Zone, beginning March 8, 2021.

The vaccine roll-out is beginning with those who are 80+, as age is the most significant risk factor for COVID-19. To learn more about the Provincial plan, please visit Nova Scotia’s COVID-19 immunization plan.

“We are thrilled to partner with the Provincial government to play a small role in this very important vaccination process,” says President and Vice-Chancellor, David C. Dingwall. “The safety and well-being of the Cape Breton community are so important to us, and we are very much looking forward to brighter days ahead.”

To launch the clinics, MSI will send letters to all Nova Scotians who are age 80 and older as of March 1. Anyone who turns 80 after March 1, will be able to book an appointment as of their eightieth birthday. Appointments can be booked online at https://novascotia.flow.canimmunize.ca/en/covid-flu-booking or by calling toll-free 1-833-797-7772 the week before the clinic opens.

“I am pleased to see more progress in our vaccine rollout,” said former Premier Stephen McNeil. “It is important for our most vulnerable and those most at risk to be vaccinated as quickly as possible. I thank Nova Scotians for their patience and attention to public health and safety measures while waiting for the vaccine to become more widely available.”