COVID Vaccination Available for Children Aged 5 – 11 Years

January 25, 2022


COVID-19 Vaccination appointments are available for children aged 5-11 throughout the Central Health region and can be booked on the COVID-19 vaccine booking site or by calling 1-833-961-3749. Parents are encouraged to book their child/children for an appointment at a vaccination clinic where possible.


To be fully vaccinated children will require two doses of COVID Vaccine, with a minimum of 8 weeks and up to four months between doses. The vaccine must be offered at least 2 weeks (14 days) apart (before or after) from any other vaccine (i.e., the flu shot). Parental consent will be required for all 5–11-year-old vaccinations.


The goal of the plan is to reduce severe illness and death due to COVID-19 by immunizing as many children in this age group as quickly as possible. Vaccination is a means to ensure children can continue their routines of daily life and not miss out on important things such as attending school.


There will be no availability for walk-ins so individuals are encouraged to book an appt by clicking here or calling 1-833-961-3749.


You should not schedule an appointment for your child’s vaccine if your child/children are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19. Instead, complete a COVID-19 Assessment and referral by clicking here.


While waiting for your opportunity for vaccination, and after vaccination, it is important for everyone to continue to follow public health guidance to protect yourself, your loved ones, and your communities including:

  • Wearing a mask in public

  • Washing your hands frequently

  • Respecting public health guidance on gatherings, travel and quarantine

  • Completing the online self-assessment at https://www.811healthline.ca/ or calling 811 if you are experiencing one or more symptoms of COVID-19 to arrange testing.

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.


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Gayle St. Croix

Director of Communications and Government Relations

Gayle.StCroix@centralhealth.nl.ca



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