Central Health Offers Update on Child and Youth COVID-19 Vaccine Doses

Central Health will be offering additional doses of COVID-19 vaccine to children and youth effective immediately. In keeping with recommendations from the National Advisory Committee on Immunization (NACI), Central Health will be offering:

  • A third dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine to children 5 to 11 years of age who are moderately or severely immunocompromised, with an interval of four to eight weeks after their second dose; and

  • A booster dose for adolescents 12 to 17 years of age who may be at higher risk of severe outcomes from COVID-19 infection at least 22 weeks after the completion of a primary series (first and second doses).

To review eligibility criteria please visit https://www.gov.nl.ca/covid-19/vaccine/gettheshot/ for a list of conditions.

Individuals may book an appointment at any vaccination clinic across the region by visiting www.gov.nl.ca/covid-19/vaccine/gettheshot/or by calling 1-833-961-3749 (toll free). When booking an online appointment for a child ages 5 to 11, please select PEDIATRIC (5-11) COVID-19 Immunization Appointment before proceeding to book an appointment. We are adding more appointments regularly and encourage individuals to continue to check availability, as needed.

The public is reminded that they should not attend an appointment for a vaccine if they are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19. Instead, they should complete a COVID-19 Assessment at https://covidassessment.nlchi.nl.ca/.

We continue to thank the public for their patience and kindness. Let’s work together to ensure we show kindness and respect in every interaction, in all clinics, hospitals and health care facilities across the region.

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Media contact:

Gayle St. Croix

Director, Communications and Government Relations

gayle.stcroix@centralhealth.nl.ca


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