February 2, 2023
Beginning on February 6, 2023, Central Health will be offering the Pfizer bi-valent COVID-19 vaccine to children aged five to 11. As well, the Moderna bi-valent vaccine will be available for individuals 18 year of age and older.
Children who have not yet received their fall booster (since September 21, 2022), and whose last vaccine was at least 20 weeks ago can now avail of this bivalent vaccine through Central Health vaccination clinic. Individuals that received a booster after September 21, 2022 do not need an additional booster at this time, even if it has been 20 weeks or more since their fall booster. There are no changes to vaccines for individuals aged six months to under five years.
Appointments can be booked online through Pomelo Platform or by calling toll free at 1-833-961-3749. All appointments need to be scheduled at least 24 hours in advance.
Appointments can also be made through participating pharmacists and physicians for individuals 12 years of age and older. Please contact your local pharmacy for eligibility and appointment times.
For more information on vaccine eligibility, check Get the Shot.
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 on the COVID-19 pandemic, please visit www.gov.nl.ca/covid-19.
Gayle St. Croix
Director of Communications and Government Relations