Up to 5,000 Albertans can receive their first dose of Pfizer vaccine without an appointment on June 5 and June 6 at the Village Square Leisure Centre in Calgary, from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily.
The community-led drop-in clinic aims to reduce barriers, increase uptake and address vaccine hesitancy in northeast Calgary. Materials will be available in more than 70 languages.
The temporary clinic is a partnership between the Government of Alberta, Alberta Health Services, Calgary East Newcomers Collaborative, Calgary Catholic Immigration Society, community family physicians, the Calgary Primary Care Network, the Mosaic Primary Care Network, the University of Calgary and the City of Calgary. The drop-in clinic is the latest initiative to offer targeted immunizations in an attempt to reduce access barriers for residents of northeast Calgary.
Currently, two AHS clinics open seven days a week are offering COVID-19 vaccinations by appointment in northeast Calgary. Since opening in March, these two locations have delivered more than 85,000 vaccinations. A third AHS clinic, Deerfoot North Immunization drive-thru at 911 32 Avenue NE, opens on June 7.
The Genesis Centre and an AHS site at Northgate Village Mall are currently providing appointment-based immunization 12 hours a day.
Calgarians who are clients of the East Calgary Health Centre are being offered on-site immunization by appointment. Community physicians have also been offering vaccination at locations including the Mosaic Refugee Health Clinic.
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