Alberta is opening online reservations for COVID-19 vaccines on February 24, 2021, 8 a.m as part of Alberta’s Phase 1B of the provincial vaccination program.
Starting February 24, Albertans who are over 75 years of age (born in 1946 or earlier) can use the AHS online booking tool to schedule an appointment to be vaccinated with options for a time, date, as well as a window to book the second dose within the recommended 32 to 42 days.
One can book appointments for both the first and second doses at the same time and seniors must return to the same clinic to receive their second dose of the vaccine.
According to the AHS website, those over 75 may also call Health Link at 811 to book an appointment through a Health Link nurse.
Family members can also book on behalf of seniors eligible to receive the vaccine by providing the Alberta Health Care number and date of birth of the person being vaccinated.
Seniors may contact 211 to arrange for transportation to their appointments.
Dr. Deena Hinshaw says there are 230,000 seniors in this age group, in addition to health-care workers and people in other priority groups still waiting for their shots.
She says any eligible seniors who want to be immunized should be able to get their first dose by the end of March, but there may be hiccups along the way.
The doses will be available by appointment at 58 Alberta Health Services sites, and Hinshaw says pharmacies and doctors’ offices will be added later.
Albertans may sign up online to get notified when it is their turn to be vaccinated.
More information is available here.
— With Files From the Canadian Press