Vaccine Injury Support Program (VISP)

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Many people have no side effects or only mild side effects after receiving COVID-19 vaccines. Rarely do serious adverse events or unusual side effects occur, but if you unfortunately do, call Health Link at 811 report, and know that there are support and resources available. The pan-Canadian Vaccine Injury Support Program (VISP) ensures that all people in Canada who have experienced …

Received Your 1st Dose of COVID-19 Vaccine in April? Book for Your 2nd Dose Now!

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Albertans who received their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine in April are now eligible to book their second appointment. Your will need the date of your first immunization and type of vaccine you received to book your 2nd dose appointment. Expect an automatic phone call and/text message, if you are eligible for the 2nd dose and consented to be contacted …

Calgary Rescinds State of Local Emergency

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Effective June 14, 2021, The City announced it will rescind the State of Local Emergency (SOLE). While the City will continue the activation of the Municipal Emergency Plan to provide everybody with information, resources and supports needed about the COVID-19 pandemic, the powers afforded under the State of Local Emergency are no longer deemed necessary. Select City recreation facilities began …

What to Do If A Bear Approaches You

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Nobody wants to be approached by a bear, but sometimes it happens. Getting prepared and knowing the correct thing to do are crucial and can be life-saving. If a bear walks towards you, first of all remain calm, and prepare to use your bear spray. Learn how to properly use bear spray. Assess the bear’s behaviour and try to determine why …

Alberta Enters Stage 2 of Open for Summer Plan

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On June 10, Alberta begins Stage 2 of the Open for Summer Plan. The target for Stage 2 is: two weeks after 60% of Albertans 12+ (born in 2009 or earlier) have received at least one dose hospitalizations are below 500 and declining. Changes in public health restrictions as we enter Stage 2 include: Up to 20 people for outdoor …

What You Need to Know about the 2nd Dose of COVID-19 Vaccine

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A single dose of COVID-19 vaccine offers at least 80% protection against severe outcomes, including hospitalization and death. However, second doses are needed to get the best and most long-lasting protection. You should get their second dose as soon as you become eligible. Received Your 1st Dose of COVID-19 Vaccine in March? You Can Book for the 2nd Dose Now. …

Received Your 1st Dose of COVID-19 Vaccine in March? You Can Book for the 2nd Dose Now!

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Starting June 1, 2021, Albertans who received their 1st dose of COVID-19 vaccine in March are eligible to book their 2nd dose appointment. Your will need the date of your first immunization and type of vaccine you received to book your 2nd dose appointment. Expect an automatic phone call and/text message, if you are eligible for the 2nd dose and …

Canadian Men’s Health Month

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Canadian Men’s Health Month is from June 1 to 30. Move for Your Mental Health is the theme of Canadian Men’s Health Month. In June, The Canadian Men’s Health Foundation is organizing a series of free online activities for Canadian men and their families to help them learn something new about mental health, set a goal for yourself, inspire others …

Alberta Enters Stage 1 of Open for Summer Plan on June 1

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On June 1, Alberta begins Stage 1 of the Open for Summer Plan. The target for Stage 1 is: two weeks after 50% of Albertans 12+ (born in 2009 or earlier) have received at least one dose, and hospitalizations are below 800 and declining. Changes in public health restrictions as we enter Stage 1 include: Places of worship – 15% of …

Alberta’s First Drive-Thru Vaccine Clinic Coming to Calgary

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Alberta will launch its first drive-through vaccination clinic in early June, to help improve vaccine access for people in northeast Calgary. The new clinic is one of the initiatives to help increase vaccination rates in the northeast, along with targeted clinics for businesses with large workforces in the area, and temporary clinics run jointly with community primary care providers. Alberta …