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Message From Western Health

COVID-19 Vaccination Available for Individuals 12 and Older

 

(Corner Brook, NL: May 17, 2021) Western Health is advising that COVID-19 vaccination is now open to individuals who are 12 and older at the time of their vaccine.

Individuals 12 to 17 years of age are eligible for the Pfizer vaccine only. Please follow instructions carefully to ensure that you book for a clinic offering a vaccine approved for their age range:

  • Please click the following link or copy and paste the link into the address bar of an internet browser (Google Chrome is the preferred browser). https://portal.healthmyself.net/nlwesternhealth/forms/lgA  
  • Complete the eligibility questionnaire and consent.
  • Select and book a vaccine appointment at their preferred clinic location.
  • If you experience issues accessing/loading the site, please open Google Chrome and clear your web browsing cache by clicking Ctrl+F5.

Public Health will go to each multigrade (K-12), junior high and high schools in the region one time between June 1 – 19 to provide a vaccine to students. Schools will send home consent forms in advance, only children aged 12 or older on the day of the visit who have a signed consent form will be vaccinated in the school. Public health will not be providing vaccination to students aged 12 and older who attend elementary schools (K-6).

 

Parents may bring children to a public vaccine clinic.

 

Information about other groups which are eligible for vaccination can be found here.

 

If anyone is experiencing difficultly booking their appointment, please click here for the how-to video, or contact 1-833-703-5470 between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. Individuals will know when the clinics are full when there are no longer any available appointment slots available in the online system. If an appointment is no longer available in the community/clinic of choice, more clinics will be available in the future. However, people should continue to check Western Health’s website as we are continuing to add clinics weekly.

 

You should not schedule an appointment for a vaccine if you are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19. Instead, complete a COVID-19 Assessment and referral by clicking here.

While waiting for your opportunity for vaccination, and after vaccination, it is important for everyone to continue to follow public health guidance to protect yourself, your loved ones, and your communities including:

  • Wearing a mask in public
  • Washing your hands frequently
  • Respecting public health guidance on gatherings, travel and quarantine
  • Completing the online self-assessment at www.811healthline.ca or calling 811 if you are experiencing one or more symptoms of COVID-19 to arrange testing.

Western Health will continue to communicate as additional vaccine information becomes available and more clinics are set up. For more information on COVID-19 vaccines, please visit Health Canada. For up-to-date information on the COVID-19 pandemic, please visit www.gov.nl.ca/covid-19.

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Media Contact:
Tara J. Pye 
Director of Communications
Western Health 
T: 784-5252 
E: 
tarajpye@westernhealth.nl.ca

 

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