COVID-19 Vaccination Update

Apr 12, 2021

COVID-19 vaccination continues to roll out for residents of the Western region in keeping with Phase 2 of the NL Immunization Plan. Appointments continue to be booked for individuals aged 70 and older, Indigenous individuals and home support workers. Vaccination is available by appointment only and for people who are in the current priority groups. Western Health anticipates that everyone 70 years and older will be contacted and offered an appointment by April 23rd.

The schedule for vaccination clinics in the region for this week is as follows:

April 12, 2021 
Stephenville
Burgeo

April 13, 2021
Stephenville
Isle aux Morts

April 14, 2021
Port aux Basques
Castor River

April 15, 2021
St. George’s
Pollards Point
Port aux Basques

If you are in a current priority group and are unable to leave your home, you are required to pre-register for a vaccination. When you pre-register, please use telephone as your preferred method of contact. When you are contacted to book your appointment, you can indicate that you are unable to leave your home and arrangements for a home visit will be made to receive your vaccine. The scheduling of home visits will be dependent on vaccine supply. Please click here to pre-register. If you do not have internet access, please call 1-833-668-3930 to pre-register.

Please be assured that if you have pre-registered for your vaccination, you will be contacted for an appointment at the earliest time available by email or telephone, depending on the contact information you provided. Individuals with any questions related to the COVID vaccine may call 1-833-703-5470 between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. seven days a week.

In addition to the clinics noted above, AstraZeneca vaccination clinics are ongoing (see here) and individuals aged 55 to 64 are encouraged to book an appointment for their vaccine.

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 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 www.811healthline.ca or calling 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.