Over 4 million vaccine doses administered in Alberta
Alberta’s vaccine program has hit another major milestone with more than four million doses now working to protect Albertans.
As of June 24, 4,022,084 doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been delivered through Alberta Health Services, community pharmacies and physician clinics across the province.
Now, 71.3 per cent of Albertans have received at least one dose and 34.3 per cent are fully immunized against COVID-19.
“This tremendous achievement is made possible thanks to millions of people working together to ensure that COVID-19 no longer controls the lives of Albertans. Thank you to every single Albertan who has made the right decision and got their vaccine shot. We will keep rolling out vaccines as we safely open for summer.”
Jason Kenney, Premier
“Less than one year ago, these vaccines seemed so far away. Now, the vast majority of eligible Albertans are well on their way to being fully vaccinated. Four million doses is an amazing accomplishment and we won’t stop here. Book your appointment as soon as you can to help us safely reopen.”
Tyler Shandro, Minister of Health
“Every dose administered provides more protection for you and the people around you. Vaccines are our best defence against COVID-19, and we need as many people as possible to get fully immunized as soon as possible. Get vaccinated and continue to protect each other by making safe choices to protect your health.”
Dr. Deena Hinshaw, chief medical officer of health
All Albertans aged 12 and older are now eligible for the vaccine. Anyone who has not already received their first dose can book with a participating pharmacy or though AHS online or by calling 811. Second-dose appointments should be booked four weeks after your first appointment.
All the COVID-19 vaccines available in Alberta are safe and effective. If you received a Pfizer vaccine for your first dose, you can get a Pfizer or Moderna for your second. Both vaccines are considered interchangeable, so book the first appointment available.
All Albertans 18 and over are eligible to register for the Open for Summer Lottery once they’ve received their COVID-19 vaccine. The lottery will have three draws of $1 million each, along with prizes from Air Canada, WestJet and the Calgary Stampede.
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.