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5 million doses of vaccine administered in Alberta

Provincial Press Release July 19, 2021 3:24 pm published at 4:43 pm

As of July 18, 5,056,062 doses have been administered through Alberta Health Services, community pharmacies, physician clinics and dedicated walk-in clinics.

Now, 74.8 per cent of eligible Albertans have received at least one dose of vaccine and 59.7 per cent are fully immunized with two doses.

“Every dose of vaccine that’s administered increases our protection against COVID-19. These vaccines are safe and save lives. I urge every Albertan to get both their doses. It will not only protect you and your family, but help our province stay open for good.” Jason Kenney, Premier

“We are delivering on our promise to keep Albertans safe. Thank you to everyone who has rolled up their sleeves so far, and to every health-care worker who is working tirelessly to ensure everyone gets their dose. Vaccines have the power to save lives and prevent COVID-19 from causing harm to our communities.” Tyler Shandro, Minister of Health
“Vaccines have proven to be, by far, the single most effective way to protect us and our communities from COVID-19. While COVID-19 cases are declining right now, this virus remains a serious public health concern. Every dose truly does make a difference in reducing infection and spread of COVID-19.” Dr. Deena Hinshaw, chief medical officer of health

All vaccines available in Alberta are safe, effective and significantly reduce the risk of infection and serious outcomes from COVID-19. Albertans aged 12 and older are currently eligible to get their shot. Book the first available appointment.

All Albertans 18 and older can register for the Open for Summer Lottery once they’ve received their COVID-19 vaccine. Anyone who has already entered does not have to register again. Prizes include two more draws of $1 million each for Albertans who have received both doses, as well as travel and sports entertainment prizes for first and second doses.

Albertans with two doses can also register for the separate Outdoor Adventure Vaccine Lottery for their chance to win one-of-a-kind hunting, fishing and wilderness experiences. Anyone who has registered for the Open for Summer Lottery will need to register again to be eligible specifically for the Outdoor Adventure Vaccine Lottery.

Anyone who has not yet received their first dose can book with a participating pharmacy or through AHS online or by calling 811. Second-dose appointments should be booked four weeks after your first appointment.


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