Phase 2B starts March 30 & vaccine update for homebound Albertans

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Government of Alberta

Albertans born 2005 to 1957 (16 to 64) with eligible health conditions can get vaccinated in Phase 2B.

Bookings will open by birth year. Additional years will be added as more vaccines arrive.

  • Starting March 30: Those born 1957-63 can book through participating pharmacies in Calgary, Edmonton and Red Deer (more pharmacies will be added in coming weeks)
  • Starting April 5: Those born 1957-59 can book through AHS (online and 811) 

A doctor’s or pharmacist’s note is not required to get the vaccine. However, you may want to talk to your doctor or pharmacist to help you understand if your condition is eligible.

Phase 2B of Alberta’s vaccine rollout includes cancer patients, transplant recipients, individuals with disabilities, dementia and other conditions that put them at higher risk of severe outcomes from COVID-19. Learn more

Everyone eligible in Phases 1 and 2A can get vaccinated now:

  • Albertans born 1956 or earlier
  • First Nations, Métis and Inuit people born 1971 or earlier

Providing COVID-19 vaccine to homebound Albertans

Starting March 29, AHS will offer the vaccine to an estimated 3,000 homebound Albertans eligible in Phase 1 and 2A. The program will expand to Phase 2B individuals in the coming days and to other groups as they become eligible in upcoming phases of the provincial vaccination program.

Similar to how the annual influenza vaccine is provided to homebound individuals, the COVID-19 vaccine will be administered by AHS Public Health or Home Care, depending on the health zone.

Only homebound individuals are eligible to be vaccinated through this program, at this time. Caregivers, spouses, other household and family members are encouraged to get vaccinated as soon as they are eligible, either at a participating pharmacy or AHS immunization site.

This will ensure homebound individuals, a vulnerable population who are at risk of severe outcomes from COVID-19, are vaccinated as quickly as possible, with the resources and vaccine supply available.

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.

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Alberta
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Government of Alberta