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 …

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 …

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 …

Celebrate the Easter Long Weekend Responsibly

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This weekend will be the second Easter we celebrate since the COVID-19 pandemic started. We all want to spend fun time with our families and friends during the long weekend but remember that we have to do so safely and responsibly. All indoor social gatherings remain prohibited. Public health guidelines should be observed. Easter egg hunts or related activities should …