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5 million doses of vaccine administered in Alberta

‘These vaccines are safe and save lives’: Kenney

More than five million doses of vaccine have now been administered provincewide, helping protect Albertans from COVID-19.

As of July 18, 5,056,062 doses have been administered through Alberta Health Services, community pharmacies, physician clinics and dedicated walk-in clinics.

Now, 74.8 per cent of eligible Albertans have received at least one dose of vaccine and 59.7 per cent are fully immunized with two doses.

“Every dose of vaccine that’s administered increases our protection against COVID-19,” said Premier Jason Kenney.

“These vaccines are safe and save lives. I urge every Albertan to get both their doses. It will not only protect you and your family, but help our province stay open for good.”

All vaccines available in Alberta are safe, effective and significantly reduce the risk of infection and serious outcomes from COVID-19. Albertans aged 12 and older are currently eligible to get their shot. Book the first available appointment.

All Albertans 18 and older can register for the Open for Summer Lottery once they’ve received their COVID-19 vaccine. Anyone who has already entered does not have to register again. Prizes include two more draws of $1 million each for Albertans who have received both doses, as well as travel and sports entertainment prizes for first and second doses.

Albertans with two doses can also register for the separate Outdoor Adventure Vaccine Lottery for their chance to win one-of-a-kind hunting, fishing and wilderness experiences. Anyone who has registered for the Open for Summer Lottery will need to register again to be eligible specifically for the Outdoor Adventure Vaccine Lottery.

Anyone who has not yet received their first dose can book with a participating pharmacy or through AHS online or by calling 811. Second-dose appointments should be booked four weeks after your first appointment.