Flu Shot Season Starts

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Alberta’s influenza immunization season has started. Children under 5 and those they live with can get immunized at an AHS public health clinic by calling Health Link at 811. All other Albertans can get their flu shot from a participating pharmacy or doctor’s office. Please book your appointment today at ahs.ca/vaccine. If appointments are not available online in your area, …

AB COVID Records Verifier App Now Available for Verifying Proof of Vaccination

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At the beginning of October, a secure QR code was added to your COVID-19 vaccination record. On October 12, the Alberta government officially announced that businesses and organizations that are implementing the Restrictions Exemption Program can now download the AB Covid Records Verifier app to scan vaccination records. AB Covid Records Verifier is the only app approved to scan Alberta vaccine …

Mobile Vaccination Units Visit Community Libraries

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This week from October 12 to 17, The City of Calgary Mobile Vaccination Unit is adding more visits to local libraries. Upcoming dates and locations: Oct 12 at Quarry Park Library from 11 am to 5 pm Oct 13 at Country Hills Library from 2 pm to 5:30 pm Oct 13 at Judith Umbach Library from 3 pm to 7 …

Public Reporting of COVID-19 Cases Resumes in Schools

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Effective October 6, public reporting of COVID-19 cases in schools will resume with Alberta Health identifying each school with at least two COVID-19 cases online. School outbreaks will be reported at 10 or more COVID-19 cases within a 14-day period that were infectious while at school. The Alberta Government is doing the following to keep students learning safely in person: …

QR Code Added to COVID-19 Vaccine Record

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A secure QR code has been added to your COVID-19 vaccination record. If you downloaded your vaccination record at the end of September, many businesses are still accepting the old version without QR codes and official documentation received at immunization appointments, but you will soon need to show the updated one with a QR code on it. Please download your …

A Step-by-Step Guide on Getting Your Card-Sized Proof of COVID-19 Vaccination Record

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Log onto https://myhealth.alberta.ca/MyHealthRecords Step 1: Click on “Get your vaccine card” and it will direct you to https://www.albertavaccinerecord.ca/#/. The COVIDRecords website does not require signing up for My Alberta Digital ID or MyHealth Records: Step 2: Are you seeking your card-sized vaccine record? Click on “YES”: Step 3: Fill out the required information. Your personal healthcare number, which is the …

Indoor Masking Becomes Mandatory Again

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Hope you didn’t toss all your masks! Indoor masking and face-covering have become mandatory again after temporary measures have come into effect September 4 at 8 a.m. These public health actions are required due to rising cases and hospitalizations, largely in unvaccinated Albertans. Masks are mandatory in all indoor public spaces and workplaces. Restaurants, cafes, bars, pubs, nightclubs and other …

COVID-19 Provincial & Territorial Resources

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Alberta COVID-19 info for Albertans, COVID-19 Self-Assessment for Albertans Phone number: 811 Social media:Instagram @YourAlberta, Facebook @YourAlberta.ca, Twitter @YourAlberta, Twitter @CMOH_Alberta British Columbia British Columbia COVID-19, BC COVID-19 Self-Assessment Tool Phone number: 811 Social media: Facebook @ImmunizeBC, Twitter @CDCofBC Saskatchewan Saskatchewan COVID-19, Saskatchewan Self Assessment Tool Phone number: 811 Social media: Facebook @SKGov, Twitter @SKGov See the full list of …

Alberta Government Extending Timeline for COVID-19 Transition

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After reviewing the current case numbers, our provincial government decides to extend the timeline for the COVID-19 transition, to monitor severe outcomes of COVID-19 and increase immunization rates. The following public health actions will continue until September 27: Mandatory masking in public transit, taxis and ride-shares Mandatory isolation for 10 days for those with COVID-19 symptoms or a positive test …

Changes to Alberta’s COVID-19 Measures

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The Alberta Government will make some changes to bring COVID measures in line with other respiratory viruses while keeping strong measures in place to protect Albertans. Starting Jul. 29, quarantine will not be universally required for close contacts may still be required in some high risk settings or outbreak management. On Aug 16, masking for transit/taxis/rideshares will be lifted. may …