Appointments Available for Booking for Second Doses of COVID-19 Vaccine

Jun 23, 2021

Western Health is advising that thousands of new vaccine appointments have been added on the appointment booking site for both first and second doses of COVID-19 vaccine for up to July 15. There are enough appointments to vaccinate every individual who will be eligible for a second dose up to July 15. More appointments will be added regularly as vaccine supply is confirmed and more people are eligible.

Appointments are currently available in the following locations:

o   Port Aux Basques Lions Club

o   Stephenville Lions Club

o   Hodder Memorial Deer Lake

o   Norris Point Town Hall

o   Port aux Choix Town Hall

o   Burgeo Lions Club

o   Valley Mall Corner Brook

o   Corner Brook Regional High (NEW SITE)

Pfizer and Moderna vaccines are both mRNA vaccines and are now interchangeable. When booking you will need to select mRNA vaccine as your appointment type. At the clinic you will be provided with either Moderna or Pfizer depending on vaccine availability. At this time, Pfizer is the only vaccine approved for individuals aged 12-17. The Pfizer vaccine will be available at all locations for this age group.

The National Advisory Committee on Immunization (NACI) now recommends a mRNA vaccine for individuals who received a first dose of AstraZeneca vaccine. Those who have currently scheduled second dose appointment for AstraZeneca can either change their appointment and book a mRNA vaccine or at the time of their appointment they can choose a mRNA or AstraZeneca.

For those who still want to receive AstraZeneca and wish to move up your second dose, there are earlier second doses appointment available at:

o   Burgeo Lions Club, June 30

o   Valley Mall, Corner Brook, July 2

o   Port aux Basques Lions Club, July 6

o   Hodder Memorial, Deer Lake, July 5

o   Norris Point Lions Club, July 2

o   Port aux Choix Lions Club, June 25

After the dates above, individuals wishing to receive AstraZeneca must either keep their original appointment or they can receive it from participating physicians and pharmacies. If you are medically unable to receive a mRNA vaccine and still have not received your first dose of AstraZeneca, please contact your local public health office to arrange an appointment.

Western Health is strongly encouraging all residents to be vaccinated against COVID-19. To book an appointment at one of the clinics in the Western Health region, please visit www.gov.nl.ca/covid-19/vaccine/gettheshot/.  If you experience issues with the vaccine booking site, please open Google Chrome and clear your web browsing cache by clicking Ctrl and F5.

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.

For up-to-date information on the COVID-19 pandemic, please visit www.gov.nl.ca/covid-19.