May 29th, 2024

Vaccines coming for Southern Alberta health-care and long-term workers

By Herald on December 22, 2020.

The provincial government has announced 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.

Lethbridge, along with a number of other South Zone communities including Pincher Creek, Medicine Hat and Brooks, will each be receiving 975 doses.

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,” said Premier Jason Kenney in a press release.

Alberta received its first Pfizer vaccine shipment of 3,900 doses last week. 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.

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