From May 4-10, the Genesis Centre clinic in northeast Calgary will be open daily from 8 a.m. to 11 p.m. This will allow Albertans to access their vaccines after sundown, which is an important daily marker during Ramadan.
Approximately 700 additional evening appointments will be added at the Genesis Centre clinic to ensure all eligible Albertans who want the vaccine have easy access to it.
“We built our vaccination program to remain nimble and responsive to Albertans’ needs. I am pleased that we are able to continue offering vaccines at hours that will allow Albertans to access the vaccine at times that work for them during Ramadan. If you are eligible, please book your appointment as soon as possible to get protected as soon as possible.”
“This is a great example of our government’s dedication to protecting all Albertans. Muslim Canadians advocated for this change, and I am pleased that our government is able to deliver protection to citizens in north Calgary.”
“Our government is working hard to protect all Albertans, and this culturally appropriate accommodation will allow some of our fellow Albertans the chance to get the vaccine while adhering to their faith.”
Eligible individuals can make an appointment online through the AHS booking tool or by calling 811.
There are translators who speak more than 240 different languages available for those who call 811 and would prefer to communicate in their first language.
Individuals can simply call 811, say one word in their native language, and 811 staff will access a translator to help book appointments for vaccination or a COVID-19 test.
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.
- More than 1.52 million doses of vaccine have now been administered in Alberta.
- All vaccinated individuals are expected to continue to follow health guidelines and restrictions.
- More information on upcoming phases of Alberta’s vaccine rollout will be released soon.