Provincial Press Release December December 22, 2020 @ 2:51pm published @ 3:35pm
Alberta has received a second shipment of Pfizer vaccine that will be offered to health-care workers and long-term care workers across the province.
A total of 25,350 vaccine doses have arrived in the province and will be delivered to vaccine sites around Alberta.
Calgary and Edmonton will each receive 6,825 vaccine doses and Red Deer will receive 1,950. The remaining 9,750 Pfizer vaccine doses will be distributed to vaccine sites in Brooks, Camrose, Drumheller, Edson, Fort McMurray, Grande Prairie, Lethbridge, Medicine Hat, Pincher Creek and St. Paul. Each of these 10 communities will receive 975 doses.
“This is just the beginning of immunization in our province – but we’re off to a strong start. We have been ready to receive and administer vaccine since day one – and we will be ready to safely and quickly distribute all future doses into the arms of Albertans.” Jason Kenney, Premier “As more vaccines arrive in our province in the coming weeks and months, 2021 promises to be a year filled with hope and relief for Albertans who wish to be immunized against COVID-19. Until we receive enough doses, remember to follow the health measures in place to protect you, your community and our health-care system.” Tyler Shandro, Minister of Health
Alberta received its first Pfizer vaccine shipment of 3,900 doses on Dec. 14. Since then, 3,074 health-care workers have received their first shots. The first phase of vaccine rollout focuses on respiratory therapists, intensive care physicians and staff, and long-term care and designated supportive living facility workers across Alberta.
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.
Alberta received an initial shipment of 3,900 Pfizer vaccine doses on Dec. 14.
Alberta has worked closely with the federal government and other provinces and territories to acquire COVID-19 vaccines since the pandemic began.