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 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 …

The Disclosure to Protect Against Domestic Violence (Clare’s Law) Act Comes into Effect

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Domestic violence can happen to anyone. Alberta continues to experience high rates of family violence that have increased during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to Leela Sharon Aheer, Minister of Culture, Multiculturalism and Status of Women. Today, a new domestic violence legislation coming into effect— The Disclosure to Protect Against Domestic Violence (Clare’s Law) Act. If you feel you are at …

Canada to Welcome More Yazidi Refugees

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“Our new policy will ensure that more Yazidis and other survivors can be reunited with loved ones so that they can start new lives in Canada.” — the Honourable Marco E. L. Mendicino, Canada’s Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship (IRCC) Over 1,400 Yazidi refugees and other survivors of Daesh have settled in Canada since 2017. Minister Mendicino announced a …

Alberta’s COVID-19 Vaccination Program Enters Phase 2B

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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 March 30, we have entered Phase 2B. Albertans eligible to receive COVID-19 vaccines during Phase 2B include: cancer patients transplant recipients individuals with disabilities and dementia individuals with other …

Book a Road Test in Alberta

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Alberta has launched a new road test system to ensure drivers have timely access to tests while keeping Alberta roads safe. Since January 5, 2021, passenger vehicle road tests (Class 4-6) are delivered by private driver examiners through Alberta registry agents. When you search about road tests in Alberta using a search engine, such as google, you may be provided …