August 3, 2022
Central Health would like to advise that COVID-19 vaccinations for children between 6 months to 5 years of age are now available at Public Health offices throughout the region. Children in this age group will receive the Moderna Spikevax vaccine which was approved by Health Canada for children ages 6 months to 5 years on July 14th, 2022.
Individuals may book an appointment at a clinic by visiting https://www.gov.nl.ca/covid-19/vaccine/gettheshot or by calling 1-833-961-3749. When booking online, please select 6 Months to under 5 Years – PEDIATRIC COVID-19 Immunization Appointment before proceeding to book an appointment. If an appointment is not available in your area at this time, please continue to monitor the COVID-19 vaccine booking site as appointments will continue to be added in the coming weeks.
To be fully vaccinated, children will require two doses of COVID Vaccine, with a minimum of 8 weeks between doses. The vaccine must be offered at least 2 weeks (14 days) apart (before or after) from any other vaccine. For more information on COVID-19 vaccine for 6 month to 5 year olds please visit https://www.gov.nl.ca/covid-19/vaccine/children-under-5.
Please remember that you or your child should not take part in a clinic or schedule an appointment for a vaccine if you are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19. Also, 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.
Gayle St. Croix
Director of Communications and Government Relations