June 25, 2021 – St. John’s, NL: Eastern Health advises the public that they are arranging vaccine appointments for individuals who have been advised by either public health or their health-care provider that they should receive their first or second dose of COVID-19 vaccine in a hospital setting, due to an increased risk of a severe reaction to the vaccine.
Eastern Health has contacted individuals who have been referred to Eastern Health by their health-care provider to schedule appointment times and dates which are by appointment only. Clinics in St. John’s are taking place on June 28 and 29. Clinics for other areas of the Eastern Health region are taking place on various dates and times.
Individuals who are at risk for severe reaction to the vaccine and who have not received an appointment or who have questions are asked to call (709) 752-4337 between 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Individuals attending these clinics are advised that protocols have been put in place to address potential adverse reactions to COVID-19 vaccine.
The public is reminded that they should not schedule an appointment for a vaccine if they are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19. Instead, complete a COVID-19 Assessment and referral by clicking here.
For more information on COVID-19 vaccines, please visit Health Canada or the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador’s vaccine information sheet found at https://www.gov.nl.ca/covid-19/vaccine/files/COVID-19-Vaccine-Information-Sheet-May-3.pdf.
For up-to-date information on the COVID-19 pandemic, please visit www.gov.nl.ca/covid-19.