Mandatory vaccination requirements for domestic travellers and federally regulated transportation workers to be suspended on June 20, 2022

Nicole H. Community, Settlement & Community News, Updates

The Government of Canada has announced that, as of June 20, 2022, it will suspend vaccination requirements for domestic and outbound travel, federally regulated transportation sectors, and federal government employees. This means that vaccination will no longer be a requirement to board a plane or train in Canada. Other public health measures, such as wearing a mask, continue to apply …

Removal of Pre-Arrival Testing Requirements

Noel Community, Daily Life, Settlement & Community News

Beginning April 1, 2022, the Canadian government will no longer require fully vaccinated travelers entering the country to show a negative Covid-19 test result. This new policy will apply at both airport and land border crossings. Random testing of travelers arriving in Canada will continue, in order to track potential new COVID-19 variants. Word of the Day: Random – Done …

Everyone 18 and Plus Can Book for COVID-19 Booster 5 months after Their 2nd Dose

Lisa C. COVID-19, Updates

Vaccine effectiveness against infection may decline over time – especially with the highly transmissible Omicron variant – but they remain the best way to prevent severe illness and death. Third doses can boost immunity to improve protection and limit spread. Everyone 18 and older can get a third dose 5 months after their second dose. Eligibility: Everyone 18+ can book …

Albertans 50 to 59 and All Health-care Workers Can Now Book A Booster Dose

Lisa C. COVID-19, Health and wellness, Seniors, Settlement & Community News, Updates

Alberta is expanding the availability of booster doses to protect Albertans and the health-care system against the highly transmissible Omicron variant of the COVID-19 virus. Starting December 15, 2021, the following can now book a third dose as long as it’s been at least 6 months since their second dose. Albertans 50 to 59 All health-care workers Keep in mind …

Are You Ready for the 3rd Booster Shot?

Lisa C. Community, COVID-19, Health and wellness, Updates

Current evidence indicates that vaccine effectiveness against COVID-19 infection appears to wane over time. Expanded availability of third doses of COVID-19 vaccine will help Albertans increase their protection against COVID-19. The Alberta Government has announced that the province is expanding the COVID-19 booster shot to all Albertans aged 18-plus. Starting Dec. 2, all Albertans aged 60 and older can book …

5K Doses of Janssen Vaccine Arrive in Alberta

Lisa C. Community, COVID-19, Settlement & Community News, Updates

The Janssen vaccine is currently a single-dose viral vector vaccine that works similarly to the AstraZeneca vaccine. Alberta has received 5,000 doses of Janssen (Johnson & Johnson) vaccine, giving Albertans 18+ another COVID-19 vaccine option. Due to limited supply, doses will be administered at AHS clinics in select locations – to book, call Health Link 811. Who should get it …

COVID-19 Vaccine Bookings Begin for 5 – 11 Year Olds

Lisa C. Community, COVID-19, Health and wellness, Settlement & Community News, Updates

More than 394,000 pediatric doses of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine have arrived in Alberta. On November 24, the Alberta government starts accepting vaccine bookings for children aged five to eleven. Pediatric vaccinations will be administered at Alberta Health Services clinics around the province. Vaccines will also be available at four pharmacies where AHS clinics are not conveniently located. First-dose appointments …

More Albertans Soon to be Eligible for Third Dose of COVID-19 Vaccine

Lisa C. Community, COVID-19, Seniors, Updates

Alberta will expand eligibility for booster doses of COVID-19 vaccine. Starting Nov. 8, the following Albertans will be eligible to book a third dose: All Albertans aged 70 and older First Nations, Métis, and Inuit (FNMI) people aged 18 and older Front-line health-care workers who received their first two doses less than eight weeks apart Albertans who received two doses …

Traveling with Canada’s COVID-19 Proof of Vaccination

Lisa C. COVID-19

Canada’s COVID-19 proof of vaccination shows your vaccination history in a standard, easy to read, format that includes your province’s or territory’s logo, the Canada wordmark and a QR code. The proof of vaccination can be used for travel within Canada and around the world. Residents of Newfoundland and Labrador, the Northwest Territories, Nova Scotia, Nunavut, Ontario, Quebec, Saskatchewan, and …