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More than half of eligible Albertans now fully vaccinated

Provincial Press Release July 7, 2021 @ 3:22pm published at 3:50pm

More than 1.9 million Albertans are fully vaccinated as Alberta’s COVID-19 vaccine program reaches another significant milestone.

Alberta continues to be a leader in Canada in administering second doses, with 50.7 per cent of eligible Albertans having received both doses. Second doses offer a high level of protection against COVID-19 and are necessary to get the best and most long-lasting protection against the virus.

Thanks to Alberta Health Services, participating pharmacies and select physicians’ offices, more than 4.6 million doses of vaccine have been administered provincewide.

“Thank you to the 2.8 million Albertans who have done the right thing by sticking it to COVID. Thanks to their diligence, we have been able to open for summer. As our vaccination rate continues to climb, so does the prospect of Alberta being open for good. Let’s keep up the great work to keep our families, our communities and our province safe.” Jason Kenney, Premier

“The more Albertans who are vaccinated, the stronger we all are against COVID-19. I encourage Albertans who have not signed up for their vaccine yet to do so immediately to protect themselves and their loved ones. Every dose matters.” Tyler Shandro, Minister of Health

“COVID-19 vaccines are safe, effective and can be used interchangeably for adults. It is important for Albertans to get the added protection of a second dose for themselves and those around them. Please take the earliest second-dose appointment available, regardless of brand.” Dr. Deena Hinshaw, chief medical officer of health

As of July 6, 73.6 per cent of Albertans aged 12 and older have received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine.

Bookings are available provincewide. Anyone who received an mRNA vaccine for their first dose can book a second dose four weeks later. Both Pfizer and Moderna are interchangeable, so Albertans are encouraged to take the first appointment available.

Individuals who received AstraZeneca for their first dose should book a second dose at least eight weeks after their first to ensure maximum protection. Second doses can be with AstraZeneca or either of the mRNA vaccines.

Albertans can book appointments through AHS online or by calling 811, or through participating pharmacies. First-dose appointments continue to be prioritized. Walk-in appointments for first doses are also available. For schedule and locations, visit

All Albertans aged 18 and over are eligible to register for the Open for Summer Lottery once they’ve received their COVID-19 vaccine.


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