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Newfoundland and Labrador releases vaccine priority chart

The listed timeline may change depending on supply and public health guidance

ST. JOHN'S, N.L. —

Newfoundland and Labrador’s Department of Health has posted a chart on its COVID-19 website giving a rough idea of when it expects to vaccinate the rest of the population. 

The order of priority groups has been a constant source of questions since vaccines first arrived in December 2020. 

All of the Phase 2 vaccinations, covering frontline workers and vulnerable groups, are slated to be completed by the beginning of June, with the timelines overlapping for each category. 

Cinics for anyone 55-64 who wants an AstraZeneca shot have already started; bookings are being announced each week by regional health authorities as supplies roll in.  

 Vaccinations for adults 65 and over, as well as for people with clinically vulnerable medical conditions, will start in mid-April. 

Rotational workers and truck operators will be on stream a week later, followed by essential workers and teachers. 

Phase 3 vaccines for all others 16-54 years of age begin at the end of May and run into the first week of July, although Health Minister John Haggie has vowed anyone who wants a vaccine will have had at least one shot by Canada Day. 

The department notes the timeline is subject to change based on public health guidance and vaccine supply. 


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