Satellite vaccine clinics open in emergency departments
Satellite vaccine clinics have opened in emergency departments in hospitals around the province.
Nine satellite clinics have already taken place, with more than 425 emergency department staff vaccinated. As more vaccine becomes available, additional clinics will be opened for eligible staff.
Alberta Health Services and Covenant Health are piloting the use of temporary clinics to increase opportunities for eligible emergency department staff and physicians to get vaccinated.
“We’ve seen incredible success with Alberta’s COVID-19 vaccine rollout and this is a testament to our continued ability to be flexible and introduce new tools to maximize the number of doses getting in the arms of eligible health-care workers. We want to get as many priority health-care workers vaccinated as quickly as we can in order to protect the most vulnerable among us.”Tyler Shandro, Minister of Health
“These satellite clinics are increasing opportunities for eligible emergency department staff and physicians to get vaccinated and are another way Alberta Health Services and Covenant Health are working to provide COVID-19 vaccine to as many health-care workers as possible during this first phase of the vaccine rollout.”Dr. Verna Yiu, president and CEO, Alberta Health Services
This is another tool to increase COVID-19 vaccinations across Alberta.
Alberta’s government is responding to the COVID-19 pandemic by protecting lives and livelihoods with precise measures to bend the curve, sustain small businesses and protect Alberta’s health-care system.