Alberta today announced 80 per cent of eligible residents have now received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine.
In addition, 72 per cent of eligible Albertans are now fully immunized with both doses.
The province in a news release stated daily vaccine doses nearly tripled on Sept. 16 and the province gave 28,158 first and second vaccine doses on that day compared to 9,750 on Sept. 15.
Alberta has made proof of vaccination mandatory to access certain activities like indoor dining, indoor recreational facilities. The change was announced on the evening of Sept. 15th.
The province reported 2020 new COVID-19 cases today. Currently, there are 911 individuals in Alberta hospitals due to COVID-19 including 215 in the ICU.
Among those in the ICU over the last 120 days, 94% were unvaccinated.
Those 18+ Albertans who receive COVID-19 vaccines are eligible to enter Alberta’s vaccine lottery once they’ve received two doses of COVID-19 vaccine. Registration for the final $1-million draw closes on Sept. 23.
Alberta has also launched an incentive program of $100 debit card for Albertans 18 years of age and older who receive a first or second dose of COVID-19 vaccine between Sept. 3 and Oct. 14 to encourage more Albertans to get protected as soon as possible.
As per the news release, 24,608 Albertans have registered for the vaccine incentive program as of noon of Sept. 16th.
In B.C., 86.3% of eligible people 12 and older have received their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine and 78.8% received their second dose as of Sept. 16th.
84.84% of eligible population in Ontario, have received at least 1 dose and 78.67% are fully immunised.