- New mandatory public health measures in effect April 6.
- Many Albertans 16+ are now eligible to get vaccinated. Book your shot.
On April 5, a convenient new immunization clinic will open at the Teresa Sargent Hall in the Montrose Cultural Centre in Grande Prairie.
The clinic is made possible through partnerships with Alberta Health Services, the City of Grande Prairie and venue operators.
“These new sites will help us achieve our goal of offering every adult Albertan the vaccine by June 30. I want to thank everyone involved for working together to protect public health. Vaccines are the path out of the pandemic: they protect all of us, save lives, and reduce the burden on hospitals and other health services. When your turn comes, please book an appointment as soon as you can.”
“This collaboration with the City of Grande Prairie creates a unique opportunity for AHS to deliver COVID-19 vaccination on a larger scale in northern communities. We are grateful for their participation and support in making this opportunity a reality.”
“The city is partnering with AHS to provide the space required to aid in the logistics of this significant public health effort. Although COVID-19 impacts are still being felt throughout the region, seeing the vaccine rollouts across the province and here in Grande Prairie is encouraging and provides us optimism for the future.”
“This new site is a step in the right direction. I know Grande Prairie and area residents will be pleased to be able to get the vaccine quicker and closer to home.”
“Alberta’s government is working hard, in collaboration with the City of Grande Prairie, to offer vaccine to Grande Prairie residents as quickly as possible. This new site will help more people get vaccinated faster, which will help save lives and stop the spread of COVID-19.”
The Teresa Sargent Hall’s central location, as well as access to parking and transit, makes it an ideal site for a large-scale immunization centre. The City of Grande Prairie is providing free parking in the large lot to the south of the Montrose Cultural Centre for those receiving vaccinations.
Once operational, the Montrose Cultural Centre Teresa Sargent Hall site will host approximately 60 vaccination stations. Working at full capacity for eight hours, 900 Albertans could be vaccinated by appointment each day at this site.
Depending on vaccine availability, hours of operation could be expanded to allow up to 1,380 Albertans to be vaccinated by appointment each day.
Starting April 4, the vaccine will no longer be offered at the Grande Prairie Public Health Unit. Those who have previously booked appointments at the health unit will receive SMS text notification directing them to attend the Montrose Cultural Centre site for their appointment.
There are no drop-in appointments at the site. Protocols will be implemented to ensure proper physical distancing, cleaning and sanitization.
AHS staff will screen everyone for COVID-19 symptoms prior to entering the vaccination area. The security, health and safety of all people entering the facility is of the highest importance. If you are unwell and have any COVID-19 symptoms, please rebook your appointment.
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.
- New Grande Prairie Clinic (9839 103 Avenue):
- Entrance to the Teresa Sargent Hall for vaccination appointments will only be from the south side of the Montrose Cultural Centre.
- For individuals with mobility concerns, two accessible drop-off points will be available and will be located at the north entrance of the building and the west side of the Mamawe concourse across from the RCMP station.
- Hours of operation will be based on vaccine supply.
- To book your COVID-19 vaccine appointment when eligible, use the AHS online booking tool, call 811 or contact a participating pharmacy.