Central Health rolls out COVID-19 immunizations for residents 70 and 75+

Beginning on Sunday, March 28, 2021, the COVID-19 vaccine will be available for residents of Central Newfoundland aged 70 and 75+. The vaccine will be administered by the public health vaccination teams in a phased approach across Central Newfoundland on the following days:

March 28th

  • Gander

  • Grand Falls-Windsor

  • Twillingate

March 29th

  • Baie Verte

  • Botwood

  • New-Wes-Valley

Mar. 30th

  • Baie Verte

  • Grand Falls-Windsor

  • Botwood

  • Harbour Breton

  • Gander

  • Lewisporte

  • Twillingate

  • Fogo Island

  • New-Wes-Valley

  • Glovertown

Mar. 31st-

  • Springdale

  • Grand Falls- Windsor

  • Botwood

  • Harbour Breton

  • Gander

  • Lewisporte

  • Twillingate

  • Fogo Island

  • New-Wes-Valley

April 1st –

  • Springdale

  • Harbour Breton

  • Lewisporte

  • Twillingate

  • Fogo Island

April 2nd- First Responder Clinics

  • Grand Falls Windsor

  • Gander

  • Lewisporte

April 3rd-

  • Baie Verte

  • Springdale

Pre-registration for the COVID-19 vaccine is also open to Adults (18+) who identify as First Nations, Inuit or Métis. To pre-register, please click here.

As we move forward, clinics are rolling out in multiple communities within the Central region. Logistics are still being finalized based on a review of pre-registration data.

If someone has pre-registered and did not accept an appointment at the larger centre in their area, they will remain in the queue for an appointment at another clinic.


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. Once you schedule by the link provided, please click ‘confirm’ to ensure your appointment is booked. Once you have received a confirmation email, you do NOT need to call for additional confirmation.

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

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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Media contact:

Gayle St. Croix

Director, Communications

(709) 572-1165

gayle.stcroix@centralhealth.nl.ca


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