Western Health Holding AstraZeneca Vaccination Clinics for Residents 55 to 64 this week in Corner Brook and Stephenville
Western Health is advising that AstraZeneca vaccination clinics for residents 55 to 64 will be held in Corner Brook and Stephenville on Wednesday, April 7 and Thursday, April 8:
· Valley Mall, Corner Brook, 9:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
· Stephenville Lions Club, Stephenville, 8:30 a.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Additional AstraZeneca Vaccination Clinics will be held in Burgeo, Port Aux Basques, Deer Lake, Norris Point and Port aux Choix in the next two weeks. Booking information for these clinics will be shared as soon as clinic times are confirmed.
You do not need to preregister for these clinics, although you do need to book an appointment. Anyone who is aged 55-64 is eligible to attend, even if you do not live in Corner Brook or Stephenville. To book an appointment for the Corner Brook and Stephenville clinics:
- Click the following link, or copy and paste the link into the address bar of your internet browser: https://portal.healthmyself.net/nlwesternhealth/forms/0e3
(using google chrome if possible)
- Complete the eligibility questionnaire and consent
- Follow the online instructions and when prompted enter the following authorization code: AZVACCINE
If you are experiencing difficultly booking your appointment, please click here for the how-to video, or contact 1-833-703-5470 between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m.
Newfoundland and Labrador public health officials paused the administration of the COVISHIELD vaccine for adults under age 55 on March 29. This decision was based on new guidelines from the National Advisory Committee on Immunization, which cites European reports of rare instances of vaccine-induced prothrombotic immune thrombocytopenia (VIPIT) in people four to 20 days after receiving the AstraZeneca vaccine.
Health Canada reviewed the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine and stated the benefits in protecting Canadians from COVID-19 continue to outweigh the risks and encouraged Canadians to get immunized with any of the COVID-19 vaccines that are authorized in Canada when they are eligible. For more information on the AstraZeneca vaccine please see here.
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.