COVID-19 Booster Clinics for Those 30 Plus in Rural Areas

January 7, 2022 – St. John’s, NL: Eastern Health advises that there will be COVID-19 Booster Clinics taking place on Saturday, January 8, 2022 in Clarenville and Marystown and a walk-in COVID-19 Booster Clinic for health-care workers and other essential workers on Monday, January 10, 2022 in Carbonear.

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:

Marystown

Clarenville

  • Clinic will be appointment-based and will be held at the Old Scotia Bank on Saturday, January 8, 2022 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. To book an appointment, please visit www.gov.nl.ca/covid-19/vaccine/gettheshot/.

Carbonear

  • There is a ​walk-in clinic for health-care workers and other essential workers on Monday, January 10, 2022, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at Fong’s Restaurant in Carbonear.

Health-care workers include personal care home, community care home and assisted living staff, and home support workers. Other essential workers includes first responders, teachers, and daycare operators/staff aged 30 years and older.

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.

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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