Vaccine effectiveness against infection may decline over time – especially with the highly transmissible Omicron variant – but they remain the best way to prevent severe illness and death. Third doses can boost immunity to improve protection and limit spread.
Everyone 18 and older can get a third dose 5 months after their second dose.
- Eligibility: Everyone 18+ can book at least 5 months after second dose.
- How to book: Book online (pharmacy or AHS clinic), call 811, or contact a physicians’ office. Clinics also available on reserve.
- Vaccine: Take the first mRNA vaccine available to you. Both Pfizer and Moderna offer a high level of protection. People 18 to 29 will be offered the Pfizer vaccine.
Check out the Authorized COVID-19 Vaccines in Canada.
Word of the Day:Transmissible: can be passed on from one person to another
More information: https://www.alberta.ca/covid19-vaccine.aspx#third