January 5, 2022 – St. John’s, NL: Eastern Health advises of a walk-in COVID-19 Booster Clinic taking place today, Wednesday, January 5, in St. John’s for health-care workers (including personal care home, community care home and assisted living staff, and home support workers), first responders, teachers, and daycare operators/staff. There will also be an appointment only COVID-19 Booster Clinic taking place in Trepassey on Friday, January 7, 2022.
These clinics will be for those 30 years of age and older, and will offer the Moderna vaccine. Please note that individuals must meet the 22-week requirement between the second dose and the booster dose. Additional details are included below.
Waterford Valley High School: Wednesday, January 5, 2022 (until 8:00 p.m.)
- This walk-in clinic is available to health-care workers (including personal care home, community care home and assisted living staff, and home support workers), first responders, teachers, and daycare operators/staff. Individuals are directed to bring their work ID.
- Please also be advised that traffic must line up and enter the site using the righthand eastbound lane; westbound traffic will not be permitted to enter.
Nurse Abernathy Clinic, Trepassey: Friday, January 7, 2022 (9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.)
- To book an appointment, please call 709-438-2890 by Thursday, January 6 at 4:00 p.m.
- This booster clinic is offered to people who do not have an appointment at Eastern Health’s upcoming January 11, 2022 COVID-19 vaccine clinic in Trepassey.
Depending on the volume of people, to facilitate social distancing individuals will be asked to wait in their car until they can be accommodated inside. Further instructions will be provided onsite. In addition, individuals will have to stay in their vehicles for 15 minutes following their immunization as a safety precaution.
The public are reminded to bring their VaxPass, including date of second dose, their MCP card, to wear a short-sleeved shirt and bring their own pen, if possible.
Significant efforts have been made to ensure that public health measures are in place for the protection of those receiving their booster shots as well as for health-care staff. Individuals will be screened for COVID-19 symptoms at the entrance, be required to wear a mask, and observe good infection prevention and control practices.
The public is reminded that they should not attend an appointment for a vaccine if they are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19. Instead, they should complete a COVID-19 Assessment by clicking here.
Individuals may also continue to book an appointment by visiting www.gov.nl.ca/covid-19/vaccine/gettheshot/ or by calling 1-833-951-3884 (toll free). We continue to add more appointments regularly and encourage individuals to continue to check availability, as needed.
We understand that the pandemic has brought many changes and we would like to thank the public for their patience and kindness. Let’s work together to make civility and respect part of every interaction at clinics, hospitals and health-care facilities across the region.
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