COVID-19 Vaccinations Continue to Roll out in the Western Region
Western Health is advising that COVID-19 vaccination continues to roll out for residents of the Western region. Appointments are now being booked for individuals aged 80 and older. In addition, home care workers who are employed by an agency or client of the Provincial Home Support program may now pre-register for their vaccine.
Residents who have preregistered will be contacted by email or phone to book an appointment. If a person is unable to travel to the location offered for the vaccination, they may choose to wait until a clinic is available closer to their home. It is anticipated that COVID-19 vaccination clinics will be held in all of the communities where the annual flu vaccination clinics are offered by the end of April. A schedule for these communities will be developed in the near future.
If you are over the age of 70, or if you are a home care worker and have not yet pre-registered to receive your vaccine, please click here to pre-register.
Vaccinations for first responders (RCMP, RNC and career and volunteer firefighters) will also begin next week. Members of this group will be contacted by email with instructions as to how to book their appointment.
Western Health is following provincial and national guidance on COVID-19 vaccination for priority populations. More information regarding continued implementation of vaccine in the region will be shared in the coming weeks. 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.
- Wearing a mask in public and keeping 2 metres distance from those outside your immediate household bubble
- Washing your hands frequently
- Respecting public health guidance on gatherings, travel and quarantine
- Completing the online self-assessment (here) or calling the 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.
Tara J. Pye
Director of Communications