Alberta government has announced that everyone in the province over the age of 12 can soon receive a COVID-19 vaccine.
Premier Jason Kenney says this means 3.8 million Albertans will become eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine.
Appointments are to be staggered to avoid overwhelming booking systems, with every Albertan born in 1991 or earlier able to book vaccinations starting Friday, May 6th
On Monday, appointments will be offered to anyone born between 2009 and 1992.
Kenney says outside of the northern territories, Alberta is the first jurisdiction in Canada to offer vaccines to anyone older than 12.
Earlier today, Health Canada approved the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine for children as young as 12.
The vaccine was previously authorized for anyone 16 and older.
HOW TO BOOK
- Starting on May 6, every Albertan 30 or older (born in 1991 or earlier), can book an appointment through Alberta Health Services or a participating pharmacy.
- On May 10, Albertans ages 12 to 29 (born in 2009 to 1992), can book an appointment through Alberta Health Services or a participating pharmacy.
— With Files From The Canadian Press