Information on Vaccinations for Students 12 and Older

Article Posted: Monday, May 31, 2021

Monday, May 31, 2021

RE: INFORMATION ON VACCINATIONS FOR STUDENTS 12 YEARS AND OLDER

Good Afternoon ASD-W Families,

Today we are sharing some important information on behalf of Public Health regarding the Covid-19 vaccination for students aged 12 years and older, as well as a letter from Dr. Jennifer Russell, Chief Medical Officer of Health for the Province of New Brunswick. We recognize that this message is going to some families with students under the age of 12, and we share this with you out of interest only.

For the letter from Dr. Russell, please click here: Dr. Russell Letter to students and parents about vaccinations ENG.pdfDr. Russell Letter to students and parents about vaccinations ENG.pdf

For information from Public Health please see below:

Information on the vaccine

People under the age of 18 should register for the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine. This vaccine is approved for use in people who have reached their 12th birthday and is the only vaccine currently approved for those under the age of 18.

For more information on the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine, please see the fact sheet online.


Booking your appointment

Please register if: you are aged 16 or older, or you are the parent or guardian of a child between 12-15 years old.

Appointment availability may vary, with more appointments available next week or the week after.

Book your, or your child’s appointment at a participating pharmacy or a clinic hosted by Vitalité or Horizon health networks. If you are unable to book online, call 1-833-437-1424.


Booking checklist – do you have your:

  • The family calendar/agenda/day planner
  • Your child’s provincial Medicare card
  • Your child’s postal code
  • Your child’s date of birth
  • Your phone number and email address

 On your appointment day:

  • Fill out the immunization consent form ahead of time and bring it with you
    • No printer? No problem! Ask your child’s school to print one out and they can send a copy home for you.
    • If English or French is not your first language, a translated copy of the form is available for reference purposes. However, your completed form will need to be filled out in either English or French.
  • Have your Medicare card or another piece of identification
  • Unless the family is getting vaccinated together, we ask that only one adult accompanies the child
  • Get vaccinated and help protect yourself and others from COVID-19!

A sincere thank you to all. Your continued support will make a big impact on moving our province forward safely.

David McTimoney, Superintendent, ASD-W