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 …

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 …

Do Not Share Your COVID-19 Client Immunization Record Online

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As more and more Albertans become eligible for COVID-19 vaccination, many find it hard to contain their excitement and choose to celebrate it by posting a photo of their vaccination record on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and other social media platforms. That’s a bad idea! Please do NOT post vaccination record online! Here’s why: If you are getting vaccinated in Alberta, …

COVID-19 Vaccine Q & A with Canada’s Top Medical Officers

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Healthy Canadians will host an online Q & A session on March 31 called “Your Covid-19 Vaccine Questions Answered” with Dr. Theresa Tam Canada’s Chief Public Health Officer Dr. Howard Njoo, Canada’s Deputy Chief Public Health Officer Dr. Evan Adams, Deputy Chief Medical Officer at Indigenous Services Canada Dr. Supriya Sharma, Chief Medical Advisor at Health Canada Samantha Yammine, 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 …

Seniors 75+ Can Now Book COVID-19 Vaccines

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Albertans are being vaccinated as fast as supply allows. Albertan seniors born in 1946 or earlier are eligible to get the COVID-19 vaccine. You do not need to wait for your 75th birthday, however a valid ID is required to prove your age. To make appointments for your first and second doses: Book online Call 811, or Contact a participating pharmacy …

Beware of COVID-19 Vaccine Scams Targeting Seniors

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According to the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre, 9,797 Canadians became victims of COVID-19 fraud and $7 million was lost to COVID-19 fraud between March 6, 2020 and January 31, 2021. Recently Alberta Health Services (AHS) is receiving reports of a phone scam targeting seniors. Albertans over 75 are told they can book their COVID-19 immunization for a fee. Please note that …