COVID-19 drop-in testing and vaccinations will be available in Scotsburn on Aug. 12, and testing available in Stellarton on Aug. 13.
Public Health's mobile unit will offer the drop-in testing at the Scotsburn Fire Hall, 4179 Scotsburn Rd., Hwy 256, noon-5 p.m. Testing is free and available to all ages and visitors.
The mobile unit will also be at the Museum of Industry, 147 North Foord St., Stellarton, noon-4 p.m. on Aug. 13.
Vaccines aren't available at the testing clinics, however Public Health team members can support people with booking a vaccination appointment or answer any questions.
When visiting the mobile unit for a test:
- unless you have symptoms you do not need to self-isolate while you wait for your results, unless directly advised by Public Health to isolate.
- The testing method is standard PCR swab or Swish and Gargle for children and youth.
- Please bring your health card.
If it has been over a week since your last test, Public Health suggests getting tested again, even if you are vaccinated. No vaccine is 100 per cent effective.
Also on Aug. 12, a drop-in COVID-19 vaccination clinic will provide the Pfizer vaccine to residents aged 12 and older. The vaccine is available as a first or second dose, with at least 28 days between doses.
The clinic will run from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Scotsburn Elementary School, 4100 Scotsburn Rd. Appointments are not required. Those attending the vaccine clinic will need to provide identification and a health card number.
For those with mobility challenges, special needs, and or have significant anxiety about needles, please notify clinic team members on site. Having this information in advance helps the clinic team better prepare to offer support. The site is wheelchair accessible.