Shortened Second Dose Schedule for COVID-19 Vaccine

Central Health advises the public that it is now offering earlier appointments for COVID-19 second dose vaccines to individuals 12 years of age and older. Starting today, those who are due for their second dose will be able to move their appointment to a minimum of four weeks after their first dose. Individuals can choose to keep their original appointment if they prefer.


Please note that there is Pfizer reserved at all clinics for individuals 12 to 17 years of age. Individuals 18 and older will receive Moderna or Pfizer (mRNA) vaccine based on vaccine availability.

Eligible individuals can book appointments using the following information:

First Dose - Individuals who are 12 years of age an older

Individuals are also able to book their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine by clicking here or by calling 1-833-961-3749.

Second Dose - Individuals who are 12 years of age an older

*Regardless of what type of appointment is selected, individuals will receive the type of mRNA vaccine that is available for them based on age and availability.

Individuals are also able to book their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine by clicking here or by calling 1-833-961-3749.

Central Health is following provincial and national guidance on COVID-19 vaccination for priority populations. More information regarding continued implementation will be shared in the coming weeks. 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.

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. Please check our website at www.centralhealth.nl.ca/covid-19news to stay up-to-date.

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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Gayle St. Croix

Director of Communications and Government Relations

Central Health

Gayle.StCroix@centralhealth.nl.ca


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