More than 430,000 first and second doses have been administered since Sept. 3. Alberta is quickly closing the gap on the national average of 87 per cent of eligible Canadians who have received their first dose as of Oct. 2. More than 250,000 Albertans have received their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine since Sept 3.
All eligible Albertans are strongly encouraged to get fully vaccinated against COVID-19 to help prevent transmission and protect the health system.
“This is an important milestone in our effort to get as many Albertans vaccinated as soon as possible. Thank you to everyone who has stepped up to get their vaccine, not just for themselves but to protect those around them as well. The more Albertans who do this, the more successful we will be at protecting lives and our health-care system.”
“Albertans are showing they have the power to change the course of this pandemic by getting vaccinated. As neighbours, by working together we can protect our health-care system and each other. Please, think of each other, get the information you need and get vaccinated today.”
“COVID-19 doesn't discriminate and can affect people of all ages. That’s why it’s important that we all get vaccinated to get the best available protection from this virus. If you have received your first dose, always follow up with your second to get the most benefits from the vaccine.”
Increasing hospitalizations and intensive care unit admissions among unvaccinated Albertans are challenging the health system that all Albertans rely on.
While first doses provide strong protection against severe outcomes from COVID-19, second doses are needed to get the best and most long-lasting protection against the virus. More than 76 per cent of Albertans are now fully vaccinated with both doses.
Bookings for first and second doses are available across Alberta. Albertans can book appointments by visiting alberta.ca/vaccine. First-dose walk-in clinics are available at multiple locations.
Albertans aged 18 and older who receive a first or second dose of an approved COVID-19 vaccine between Sept. 3 and Oct. 14 can register to receive a $100 prepaid debit card at alberta.ca/VaccineDebitCard.