Coronavirus Canada Updates: 9,000 Alberta healthcare workers now eligible for COVID-19 vaccine

Coronavirus Canada Updates: Manitoba reports 221 new COVID-19 cases, three additional deaths
Coronavirus Canada Updates: Manitoba reports 221 new COVID-19 cases, three additional deaths

Last month, Alberta was forced to postpone first doses for more than 9,000 eligible health-care workers.

However, those workers can now get the vaccine.

Health Minister Tyler Shandro says those workers were unguarded and unprotected, they can now get protected with the vaccine.

“Health-care workers were left waiting for their chance to be protected. However, with more vaccines starting to trickle in, Alberta can again start offering first doses to eligible health-care workers in Phase 1A. We will also soon be in a position to announce more information on future phases of the prioritization list.”

Those eligible for the shot will be reached by Alberta Health Services in the next few days to rebook their vaccination appointments.

Everyone who is eligible should be able to book a time to receive their dose in the coming weeks, depending on what Alberta’s vaccine supply looks like.

“The federal government’s delays and cuts in vaccine shipments over the last month have frustrated all of us. As the vaccine supply starts to increase, Alberta will be able to ramp-up distribution in the days and weeks ahead.”

“We remain ready to get doses to Albertans as quickly as possible as they arrive in the province,” adds Shandro.

Eligible healthcare workers will be contacted by AHS to book vaccination appointments.

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