The Newfoundland and Labrador Medical Association is asking all Newfoundlanders and Labradorians who have not yet registered for the COVID-19 vaccine to get vaccinated. The COVID-19 vaccine is available to all residents of the province aged 12 and older. To receive your COVID-19 vaccine, please visit the Get the Shot website to book an appointment.
Since the beginning of the global pandemic, the majority of Newfoundlanders and Labradorians have diligently followed public health advice, which has helped reduce the spread of COVID-19 and made this province an example for other jurisdictions to follow. Doctors of the province are now calling on every person who has not yet been vaccinated, to please continue to do your part by registering to receive the vaccine if you are eligible.
The COVID-19 vaccines approved by Health Canada are proven to be safe and effective, and they are the best way to protect you and your loved ones from getting severely sick or hospitalized.
After you have received your vaccine, please follow-up and get your second booster shot as soon as it is available to you.
Please continue to follow public health guidelines even after you have been vaccinated. It takes at least two weeks before you start to develop immunity and you may not be protected against new and emerging variants of the virus. While the vaccine will reduce the severity of symptoms of COVID-19, you can still contract the virus and pass it on to others.
If you have concerns about the vaccine and your health, talk to your doctor, nurse practitioner, pharmacist or member of the public health team.
Only trust reliable information sources that are based on science and medical evidence. For more information, please visit the Get the Facts webpage or refer to the Frequently Asked Questions available on the provincial COVID-19 website.
Why you should get the COVID-19 vaccine
We are not out of the woods yet, but every vaccine brings us one step closer to getting back to our old way of life. If you think about all the everyday moments and connections we have missed since the pandemic, you’ll find all the reasons to take a moment to get your vaccine. Click the videos below to see some additional reasons: