COVID-19 vaccines, as well as influenza and pneumonia vaccines for adults, youth and children, will be available on March 12 at the Genesis Centre and March 19 at the Village Square Leisure Centre in Calgary.
Translators and other supports will be at the clinics to reduce barriers, increase uptake and address any concerns.
“These temporary clinics are a great opportunity for entire families to come and get protected against COVID-19. We’re making it as easy as possible for parents to get their kids vaccinated by reducing as many barriers as possible. Vaccines are the most effective way for all Albertans to protect themselves as we move towards an endemic stage in our province.”
The temporary clinics are a partnership between the Government of Alberta, Alberta Health Services, the City of Calgary, Aboriginal Friendship Centre of Calgary, Siksika Health Services, OKAKI Health Intelligence and the Calgary Homeless Foundation.
The first temporary clinic will be on March 12 at the Genesis Centre, located at 10 - 7555 Falconridge Blvd. NE, from noon to 7 p.m.
The second temporary clinic will be on March 19 at the Village Square Leisure Centre, located at 2623 - 56 St. NE, from 10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
In addition, five AHS immunization clinics in Calgary are able to take walk-in immunization appointments for children age five and older. These clinics are open seven days a week and have extended operating hours. For a list of locations, please visit albertahealthservices.ca.
Vaccinations at AHS clinics or at select pharmacies may also be booked through the Alberta Vaccine Booking System.
Individuals must bring one piece of identification that shows their birthdate in order to get vaccinated. No Alberta Health Care card is required.