Vaccinating the final two groups of Phase 2 will protect vulnerable Albertans and those who support them, workers at locations with potential for large outbreaks, all Albertans aged 50 and older, and all First Nations, Métis and Inuit (FNMI) persons aged 35 and older.
With this expansion, more than 2.8 million Albertans will be eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine.
Starting April 30, the following groups can begin booking appointments at participating pharmacies or Alberta Health Services (AHS) clinics:
- Staff and residents who provide care or support to Albertans in facilities or in the community previously not offered immunization, including front-line disability workers and workers in group homes, mental health or addiction treatment, children and youth group care, and campus-based care like secure services and other types of licensed supportive living.
- Caregivers of Albertans who are most at risk of severe outcomes, including:
- Designated family support people of those individuals in long-term care, designated supportive living and licensed supportive living facilities.
- Household contacts and caregivers to those who have profoundly immunocompromised conditions.
- Parents or guardians of children under 12 who have an eligible chronic condition (Phase 2B) but are unable to receive vaccine due to age.
- Front-line policing and provincial sheriffs who interact with residents at shelters, correctional facilities and remand centres, Canadian Border Security Agency staff and firefighters.
- Albertans between the ages of 50 and 64.
- First Nations, Métis and Inuit between the ages of 35 and 49.
These Albertans will be able to book appointments through the AHS online booking tool, 811 or participating pharmacies provincewide. AHS will contact eligible home care individuals for their immunizations, or individuals can call 811 to discuss options.
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