COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic Update

Sep 22, 2022

Western Health is encouraging individuals to receive a COVID-19 vaccine booster this fall.  All individuals older than 5 years of age are eligible for a booster, regardless of the number of COVID-19 vaccine doses previously received. Individuals are encouraged to receive their booster dose 3 months from having a COVID-19 infection. Individuals will need to wait 20 weeks from their last vaccine dose.

Health Canada has authorized the use of the Moderna Spikevax Bivalent COVID-19 vaccine as a booster in adults 18 years of age and older who meet the following criteria:

  • Adults 65 years of age and older;
  • Residents of long term care facilities or congregate living settings for seniors;
  • Individuals 12 years of age or older with an underlying medical condition that places them at high risk of severe COVID-19 disease ;
  • Adults in or from First Nations, Metis, or Inuit communities, where infection can have disproportionate consequences;
  • Adults in racialized communities and/or marginalized communities (e.g. people living with disabilities) disproportionately affected by COVID 19; and
  • Residents of other congregate care settings (e.g. shelters, group homes, correctional facilities) who are 18 years of age or older.

At this time, individuals who do not meet the criteria above will receive the original COVID-19 vaccine booster.

COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic Information

Western Health is offering COVID vaccines at regular public health office locations except in Corner Brook where vaccine clinics will continue at the Valley Mall location.

Online booking is available for vaccine appointments in Corner Brook, Stephenville and Port aux Basques.

If you wish to book an appointment at one of these sites, please book online here. Those unable to book online can schedule an appointment by calling 1-833-703-5470 toll free.

For all other areas in the region, please call your local Public Health office to book an appointment for a COVID vaccination.

The full list of clinics offering COVID-19 vaccines can be found here.