Central Health begins COVID-19 immunizations for residents 85+

Updated: Mar 24

Central Health would like to advise that beginning on Tuesday, March 9th 2021, the COVID-19 vaccine will be available for residents of Central Newfoundland aged 85 and older. The vaccine will be administered by the public health vaccination teams in a phased approach in the following locations across the Central region.


Buchans

Baie Verte

Harbour Breton

Gander

GFW

Lewisporte

Botwood

Springdale

Brookfield

Twillingate

Fogo


Vaccination will be by appointment only and available for people who have pre-registered to receive the vaccine. Those who have pre-registered will be contacted to set up their appointment. For any person who provided email as a contact method, please watch your inbox over the next few days to get instructions on how to self-schedule.


If you have not pre-registered to receive the vaccine and you are over the age of 70, please click here to pre-register.


For those who do not have internet access, please call:

  • 1-833-668-3930 (toll-free)

  • 273-3930 (local for St. John’s Metro area)


Central Health is following provincial and national guidance on COVID-19 vaccination for priority populations. More information regarding continued implementation of COVID-19 vaccination clinics within the region will be shared in the coming weeks. While waiting for your opportunity for vaccination, and even after you have been vaccinated, it is important for everyone to continue to follow public health guidance to protect yourself, your loved ones, and your communities.


This includes:

  • Wearing a mask and keeping 2 metres distance;

  • Washing your hands frequently;

  • Respecting public health guidance on gatherings, travel and quarantine;

  • Staying home and calling 8-11 if you feel sick.


Central Health will continue to communicate as additional vaccine information becomes available and more clinics are set up. For more information on COVID-19 vaccines, please visit Health Canada. For up-to-date information around the COVID-19 pandemic, please visit www.gov.nl.ca/covid-19.






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