Alberta COVID-19 News

Vaccine rollout expanding to front-line healthcare workers

More than 240,000 eligible healthcare workers can begin booking vaccine appointments starting April 12

As part of Phase 2C of Alberta’s vaccine rollout, nurses, doctors, dentists and any health-care workers in patient care facilities or providing direct patient care in the community will receive the vaccine. This will help prevent COVID-19 from spreading to patients and people at highest risk of severe outcomes.

Due to limited vaccine supply, all other groups in Phase 2C will become eligible in the coming weeks.

More than 1.7 million Albertans will now be eligible to book the COVID-19 vaccine under Alberta’s vaccine rollout.

“I am very pleased to be able to offer COVID-19 vaccines to the thousands of health-care workers and associated staff who have been doing their part to keep Albertans healthy during the pandemic,” said Premier Jason Kenney.

“The more people we are able to immunize, the safer our province will be, and the sooner we will recover.”

Starting April 12, the following groups of health-care workers age 18 and older can begin booking appointments for the vaccine:

  • Physicians, nurses, pharmacists, dentists and all other health-care professionals and their office or support staff who provide in-person, direct patient care.
  • Individuals working in patient care facilities or providing services directly to clients in the community for Alberta Health Services, Covenant Health, Alberta Precision Labs, DynaLife, and students undertaking placement practicums in clinical areas.
  • Health-care workers on First Nation reserves and Metis Settlements.

Appointments can be booked through participating pharmacies or through Alberta Health Services at 811 or online.

Health-care workers will need to provide proof of eligibility, such as personal identification that shows the individual’s birthdate, and proof of employment or professional registration upon arrival at immunization appointments.

All other groups listed in Phase 2C will become eligible in the coming weeks. More information will be shared as each group becomes eligible to book appointments.