Alberta: Vaccine Eligibility Expanded
As of Wednesday, October. 6, Albertans age 75 and older and First Nations, Inuit and Métis people age 65 and older are eligible to book a third COVID vaccine dose, at least six months after their second dose.
Older Albertans, along with those who are immunocompromised or in seniors supportive living, are receiving third doses because of their increased risk of hospitalization, death or other severe outcomes from COVID-19.
Health officials will continue to monitor all emerging evidence on vaccine effectiveness across Canada and around the world.
Booking a third-dose appointment
Eligible Albertans aged 75 and older can book appointments for third doses at participating pharmacies and physician clinics by using the booking system at alberta.ca/vaccine. Albertans can also call 811, participating pharmacies or participating physicians’ offices, or find a community pharmacy providing walk-in vaccinations.
Outdoor gathering restrictions
To reduce the spread of COVID-19, an updated public health measure will apply to all outdoor private social gatherings effective Wednesday, October 6:
- Outdoor private social gatherings are limited to a maximum of 20 people, with two-metre physical distancing between households at all times. This is a decrease from the previous limit of 200 attendees.
- All other previously public health measures remain in place at this time.
- Additional information on all the public health measures is available at alberta.ca/covid19.
Eligible individuals can book their COVID-19 vaccine appointment at their earliest convenience.