COVID-19 Vaccine

COVID-19 vaccines are safe and effective.

The best vaccine is the first one offered to you.

COVID-19 coronavirus vaccine in doctor hands

We encourage individuals, who are being offered a different COVID-19 vaccine than the one they first received, to take the vaccine offered. Both mRNA vaccines are safe and effective and can be used interchangeably for those 18 years and over. Youth 12 to 17 years of age will receive Pfizer vaccine which is reserved at all clinics for this age group.

Eastern Health, in partnership with other regional health authorities and the Department of Health and Community Services, continues to follow the province’s COVID-19 Immunization Plan for Newfoundland and Labrador.

Learn what you need to know about booking your COVID-19 vaccine (July 5, 2021, PDF).

COVID-19 vaccination clinics are now open to all eligible residents including children 12 years and older.

Before you book your appointment

Read the following:

  • Be sure to review who is eligible to book an appointment in each of the sections.
  • Unless specified, the vaccines used in the clinics are mRNA (Pfizer BioNtech and/or Moderna).
  • To ensure a successful online booking, please use Google Chrome as your Internet browser.
  • If you experience issues accessing/loading the site, please open Google Chrome and clear your web browsing cache by clicking Ctrl+F5.
  • Use a personal email address if possible as many companies have spam filters that can prevent confirmation emails.
  • Always check spam/junk folders for email confirmations.
  • Write down appointment dates and times as a precaution after completing bookings.
  • The clinic is full when there are no longer any available appointment slots available in the online system.
  • Eligible individuals who are not able or not comfortable booking an online appointment are encouraged to seek out a support person (caregiver, family member or friend) to assist with booking an appointment on their behalf.
  • Do not schedule an appointment for a vaccine if you are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19. Please complete a COVID-19 Assessment and Referral.

Support persons

Support persons are encouraged to attend when needed, but in keeping with public health guidance to reduce the number of contacts wherever possible, patients who can safely manage their interaction without assistance/support should attend the vaccine clinic unaccompanied.

Problems booking an appointment?

The Pomelo online booking system is managed by the Newfoundland and Labrador Centre for Health Information. If you are experiencing difficultly booking an appointment, please call 1-833-951-3884, between 8:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m.

Google Chrome is the preferred browser. If you experience issues accessing/loading the site, please open Google Chrome and clear your web browsing cache by clicking Ctrl+F5.

The advantages to booking appointments online are:

  • easy accessibility;
  • confirmed appointment dates and times within minutes via email;
  • no wait time;
  • ability to book appointments 24 hours/seven days a week; and
  • ability to view all available appointment locations and times resulting in choice for individual schedules.

Immunization timetable

Please see the COIVD-19 immunization timetable on the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador COVID-19 website (as of April 7, 2021, PDF). Please note that vaccine timeline is subject to change based on public health guidance and vaccine supply.

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Additional Information

For information about the COVID-19 Immunization Plan for Newfoundland and Labrador, including priority groups, please visit the Provincial Vaccine site.

Vaccine statistics
For information on how many vaccines have been administered, please visit the Provincial website. Vaccine statistics can be found on the bottom of that page.

Types of vaccine
There are four vaccines for COVID-19 approved for use in Canada. For details on these vaccines including side effects please visit Health Canada’s website.

Frequently asked questions
For a series of FAQs, please visit Government of NL vaccine FAQs.

Civility and respect
Let’s work together to make civility and respect part of every interaction at COVID-19 vaccine clinics across the region.

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Last updated: 2021-10-15