COVID-19 Immunization at Telus Convention Centre to Close July 30

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Alberta Health Services (AHS) has recently announced that the Calgary Telus Convention Centre rapid-flow COVID-19 immunization clinic will be closing on Friday, July 30, at 7 p.m. AHS staff who are currently supporting the Calgary Telus Convention Centre will be transferring to other AHS immunization sites. Serving as the largest immunization clinic in the city, more than 400,000 immunizations have …

Receive 2 shots and Win an Outdoor Adventure: Alberta’s Outdoor Adventure Vaccine Lottery

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Alberta residents 18+ who have had their 2nd dose now have another opportunity to win by entering the Outdoor Adventure Vaccine Lottery. Prizes include: winner’s choice of a special harvest hunting license for either 2022 or 2023. lifetime hunting license (a combination package consisting of a wildlife certificate, resident general white-tailed deer licence, and a resident game bird licence for …

Reminder: All Travellers Entering Canada Must Use ArriveCAN

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All travellers entering Canada (with limited exceptions) are still required to provide the following information within 72 hours before your arrival to Canada through the ArriveCAN app: Contact and travel information 14-day travel history Quarantine plan Pre-arrival COVID-19 molecular test result COVID-19 symptom self-assessment Proof of vaccination (only for fully vaccinated travellers) ArriveCAN is available to download as a mobile app or …

How to Deal with Fear and Worries about Needles

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Did you know that up to one fourth adults have fears about needles? Alberta Health Services suggests we take the following steps to ease any anxiety before receiving the COVID-19 vaccine. Deep relaxation breathing. Play a game or listen to music on your mobile device. Look away and mentally go to your favourite place. Ask yourself rapid fire questions. Wiggle …

Apply Numbing Cream to Help Reduce Pain Before and During Immunization

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Numbing Cream (topical anesthetics) can be useful to reduce pain with skin-breaking (needle) procedures. You can buy numbing creams at most pharmacies. According to Alberta Health’s latest information, the price ranges from $6 to $45. Apply it for the recommended time before the vaccination appointment to help ease pain and distress Follow the application instructions on the package or ask …

First Dose COVID-19 Vaccine Clinics Walk-ins This Weekend

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Vaccine Outreach Clinics are available at various community locations this weekend. Get your 1st Dose COVID Vaccination. No appointment is needed. Just drop by! Akram Jomaa Islamic Centre – AJIC, June 25, 10 am to 3 pm. Address: 2624 37 Avenue NE Calgary. Batun Nur Mosque, June 25, 2:30 pm to 5 pm. Address: 4353 54 Ave NE, Calgary Somali …

Second Doses Opened up for Everybody Eligible

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Everyone born in 2009 or before (turning 12+) can get their first and second doses now. Check out the eligibility criteria below: First doses If you are an Albertan born in 2009 or earlier, please get your first shot as soon as possible. Many pharmacies have walk-in availability for first doses. Second doses Those who received a first dose of …

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 …

Open for Summer Lottery – Vaccinated? Enter to Win $1 Million!

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If you fit the following eligibility criteria, you can now enter the Open for Summer Lottery once for 3 shots to win $1 million: Alberta resident 18 years or older have received at least one dose of an approved COVID-19 vaccine at the time of registration You can enter as soon as you have had your first dose, but must …