COVID-19 Immunizations to Begin for Residents 85 and older

Mar 5, 2021

Western Health would like to advise that the COVID-19 vaccine will be available for residents of the Western region aged 85 and older beginning the week of March 8. Vaccination will be provided in Port Saunders, Norris Point, Deer Lake, Corner Brook, Stephenville, Port aux Basques and Burgeo. Locations in additional communities will be available as vaccine rollout continues.

Vaccination will be by appointment only and available for people who have pre-registered to receive the vaccine. Those who have pre-registered will be contacted to set up their appointment. If a person is unable to travel to the location offered for the vaccination, they may choose to wait until a clinic is available closer to their home. It is anticipated that COVID-19 vaccination clinics will be held in all of the communities where the annual flu vaccination clinics are offered by the end of April. A schedule for these communities will be developed in the near future.

If you have not pre-registered to receive the vaccine and you are over the age of 70, please click here to pre-register.

Western Health is following provincial and national guidance on COVID-19 vaccination for priority populations. More information regarding continued implementation of vaccine in the region 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 in public and keeping 2 metres distance from those outside your immediate household bubble
  • Washing your hands frequently
  • Respecting public health guidance on gatherings, travel and quarantine
  • Completing the online self-assessment at www.811healthline.ca or calling the 811 if you are experiencing one or more symptoms of COVID-19 to arrange testing.

Western 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.

See COVID-19 mRNA Vaccine Information Sheet here