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Earlier Appointments for Second Dose COVID-19 Vaccination

Updated: Jun 18, 2021

Central Health is advising that earlier second doses of COVID-19 vaccination will be available for individuals who had their second dose vaccination appointments booked on or after August 6, 2021. To support this change, all second dose appointments booked on or after August 6 have been cancelled and must be rescheduled. While there are some appointments currently available for second doses, additional appointments will be available for booking on Monday June 21, 2021. The interval between first and second doses must be a minimum of 8 weeks.

You can also book a vaccine by contacting your local pharmacy - opportunities-for-moderna-vaccine-at-pharmacies-in-central-newfoundland. More information on vaccination appointments with physicians will be available in the coming days.

Individuals are able to select a different mRNA vaccine (ie. Pfizer or Moderna) for their second dose if the type of vaccine they had for their first dose is not available. Individuals 12 to 17 years of age are eligible for the Pfizer vaccine only.

Central Health is strongly encouraging all residents to be vaccinated against COVID-19. To book an appointment at one of the available clinics throughout the Central Health region, please visit

If you don’t immediately find a clinic available in your area, please check back as clinics are added on a regular basis.

If you experience issues with the vaccine booking site, please open Google Chrome and clear your web browsing cache by clicking Ctrl and F5.

If anyone is experiencing difficultly booking their appointment, call 1-833-961-3749 between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m.

You should not schedule an appointment for a vaccine if you are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19. Instead, complete a COVID-19 Assessment and referral by clicking here.

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 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

Gayle St. Croix

Director of Communications and Government Relations

Central Health



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