Western Health Offers Update on Vaccine Clinics
Western Health is offering a booster dose of an mRNA COVID-19 vaccine to eligible individuals based on guidance from the National Advisory Committee on Immunization (NACI).
A booster dose of an mRNA COVID-19 vaccine is available to the groups listed below and should be received at least six months after the second dose of a two-dose series vaccine (Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna, or AstraZeneca/COVISHIELD) or six months after completion of one dose vaccine (Janssen):
- Adults living in long-term care or other congregate settings that provide care for seniors;
- Adults 70 years of age and older;
- Individuals who have only received two doses of the AstraZeneca Vaxzevria/COVISHIELD vaccine;
- Individuals who have only received one dose of the Janssen (Johnson & Johnson) vaccine;
- Adults who identify as Indigenous or who live in an Indigenous community; and
- Adults who are frontline health-care workers who have direct in-person contact with patients and who were vaccinated with a very short interval (less than 28 days).
- Currently, there are no booster dose recommendations for individuals who are unable to receive an mRNA vaccine.
In addition, Western Health continues to offer a third dose to immunocompromised individuals (see more information here).
Individuals may receive the COVID-19 vaccine at a Western Health vaccine clinic, a participating pharmacy or a physician’s office. To book an appointment at a clinic located throughout the Western Health region, please visit www.gov.nl.ca/covid-19/vaccine/gettheshot/. The public is reminded that they should not schedule an appointment for a vaccine if they are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19. Instead, they should complete a COVID-19 Assessment.
Flu shot clinics offered by Western Health will be completed as of November 15. After November 15, flu shots may be available at your local pharmacy or physician office. Individuals may also contact their public health office to arrange an appointment.
Clinic locations throughout the region can be found on Western Health’s website here.
For up-to-date information on the COVID-19 pandemic, please visit www.gov.nl.ca/covid-19.