April 14, 2023: Newfoundland and Labrador Health Services advises that spring COVID-19 vaccination clinics will be available throughout the province beginning on April 17, 2023. COVID-19 bivalent vaccine will be offered as a spring booster dose to those individuals who are eligible:
- Adults 80 years of age and older;
- Adult residents of long-term care facilities and other senior congregate living facilities;
- Adults 18 years of age and older who are moderately to severely immunocompromised; and
- Adults 65 to 79 years of age, particularly if they do not have a known prior history of COVID-19 infection.
The spring booster dose is recommended for eligible individuals at least six months from the last dose of COVID-19 vaccine administered. To review eligibility criteria, please visit www.gov.nl.ca/covid-19/vaccine/gettheshot/. Individuals can book an appointment at a clinic in their respective zones as outlined below:
|Zone||How to Book|
|Eastern Urban Zone
Eastern Rural Zone
(formerly Eastern Health)
|Individuals may book by visiting community health offices or www.gov.nl.ca/covid-19/vaccine/gettheshot/.
Individuals can also book an appointment by calling toll-free 1-833-951-3884 (including home visits).
(formerly Central Health)
|Individuals may book by visiting www.gov.nl.ca/covid-19/vaccine/gettheshot/ or by calling toll free 1-833-951-3904 (including home visits).
Individuals can also book by calling local community health offices from Monday to Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
(formerly Western Health)
|Individuals in Corner Brook and surrounding areas may book an appointment at the Western Memorial Regional Hospital location by visiting www.gov.nl.ca/covid-19/vaccine/gettheshot/ or by calling toll-free 1-833-703-5470.
Individuals in other locations may book by contacting their local community health office.
(formerly Labrador-Grenfell Health)
|Individuals in Labrador West, Happy Valley-Goose Bay, St. Anthony, Flower’s Cove, Roddickton, or surrounding areas may book by visiting www.gov.nl.ca/covid-19/vaccine/gettheshot/ or by calling toll-free 1-833-960-3643.
Individuals outside of these communities may book by calling their local community health office.
Eligible individuals 12 years of age and older can also receive COVID-19 vaccine, including bivalent booster doses, at participating pharmacies and physicians’ offices free-of-charge.
The public is reminded that they should not schedule an appointment for a vaccine if they are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19. If they are experiencing symptoms, they should complete a COVID-19 Assessment by clicking here.
Public health measures continue to be in place for the protection of those receiving their vaccines as well as for health-care staff. Individuals are required to self-screen for COVID-19 symptoms at the entrance, be required to wear a mask, and observe good infection prevention and control practices.
For up-to-date information on the COVID-19 pandemic, please visit www.gov.nl.ca/covid-19.