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 Enters Phase 2C – COVID-19 Vaccination Program Update

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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 12, we have entered Phase 2C. Albertans eligible to receive COVID-19 vaccines as of April 12 include: Physicians, nurses, pharmacists, dentists and all other health care professionals and …

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 …

Health Canada Recalls Masks Containing Graphene

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Health Canada is advising Canadians NOT to wear face masks that contain graphene because there is a potential that they could inhale graphene particles, which may pose health risks. What is graphene? Graphene combines the meaning of graphite and the suffix -ene. Graphene is one of the many physical forms of the chemical element carbon. What to do now Check …

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 …

Alberta Moves back to Step 1 with Stronger Restrictions

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COVID-19 daily new cases numbers have been increasing for the past couple of weeks. The Alberta government has decided to move back to Step 1 restrictions to protect the health system and reduce the spread of the virus. Effective 11:59 pm on April 6: Retail services and shopping malls must limit customer capacity to 15% of fire code occupancy (not …