Are You Ready for the 3rd Booster Shot?

Lisa C. Community, COVID-19, Health and wellness, Updates

Current evidence indicates that vaccine effectiveness against COVID-19 infection appears to wane over time. Expanded availability of third doses of COVID-19 vaccine will help Albertans increase their protection against COVID-19.

The Alberta Government has announced that the province is expanding the COVID-19 booster shot to all Albertans aged 18-plus.
  • Starting Dec. 2, all Albertans aged 60 and older can book appointments for a booster dose of mRNA vaccine six months after receiving their second dose. First appointments will be available beginning Dec. 6.
  • All other Albertans aged 18-plus will be notified when the next age group is able to book appointments. Additional age groups will be announced as quickly as possible.

Effective Dec. 2, eligible individuals can book appointments for third doses online with participating pharmacies by using the Alberta vaccine booking system.

Albertans can also call 811, participating pharmacies or participating physicians’ offices. The first appointments will be available starting Dec. 6.

Booster eligibility is based on birth date. Eligible Albertans are asked to not book appointments before their birthday.

Word of the Day:

Wane: to decrease in power, to become weaker

Reference: https://www.alberta.ca/release.cfm?xID=80535B13162A4-D0DB-238A-6244AF1905D0EA87