Why Do I Have to Wait for 4 Months for the 2nd Dose of COVID-19 Vaccination?

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All current Health Canada approved COVID-19 vaccines are administered in a two-dose immunization schedule. COVID-19 vaccines are provided to Albertans in a 16-week (4-month) timeline between the first dose and second dose, based on the current National Advisory Committee on Immunization (NACI) recommendations. Emerging evidence shows that the first dose of COVID-19 vaccines provides protection to recipients in Canada. Therefore, …

Can Visitors Get COVID-19 Vaccine in Alberta?

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According to the “Out Of Province / Out Of Country Eligibility” published by the Alberta Health Services: “All individuals who are living, working, going to school or visiting in Alberta for three months or longer are eligible to receive the vaccine as long as they are in the sequenced group.” — COVID-19 Immunization – Booking Your Appointment – Frequently Asked …

Alberta’s A Path Forward – A Roadmap to Recovery

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A Path Forward is a roadmap to help Albertans understand how restrictions will be eased in steps over the coming months. Public health measures are being eased (moving forward in the steps) in steps based on hospitalization benchmarks and declining cases. When cases rise sharply, additional restrictions are implemented (moving backward), as occurred on April 6. Moving between steps will …

Calgary Recycling Facts

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Do you wonder what’s happening with your recyclables in Calgary? Over 80% of your blue bin materials are sorted and recycled. Contamination happens when the wrong items are put into the wrong bins. This can create serious challenges at the sorting facility. Your recyclables get turned into all sorts of things! By recycling and composting, we have reduced black cart …

Care After Receiving COVID-19 Vaccine

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According to MyHealthAlberta.ca, side effects from the COVID-19 vaccine may include: redness, warmth, swelling, bruising, itching, or feeling sore where you had the needle fever or chills feeling tired or unwell body aches or sore joints headache nausea, vomiting, or loose stool swollen lymph nodes Many people have no side effects or only mild side effects after being vaccinated. To …

Alberta’s COVID-19 Vaccination Program Update: Phase 2B Opens to More Birth Years

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The government of Alberta has planned out the provincial vaccination program and stages. Visit https://www.alberta.ca/covid19-vaccine.aspx#phases to check out the phases and learn when it is your turn to get vaccinated! Starting April 7, Phase 2B starts to accept bookings from everyone eligible in this phase. Albertans eligible to receive COVID-19 vaccines during Phase 2B include: cancer patients transplant recipients individuals …

Do Not Share Your COVID-19 Client Immunization Record Online

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As more and more Albertans become eligible for COVID-19 vaccination, many find it hard to contain their excitement and choose to celebrate it by posting a photo of their vaccination record on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and other social media platforms. That’s a bad idea! Please do NOT post vaccination record online! Here’s why: If you are getting vaccinated in Alberta, …

World Health Day 2021

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April 7 is World Health Day. The inception of World Health Day was in 1948 and it took effect 2 years later. The yearly celebration aims to create awareness of a specific health theme to highlight a priority area of concern for the World Health Organization. Since 2020, the COVID-19 has pushed more people into food insecurity and poverty, and …