More than 2.4 million Albertans are now fully protected from COVID-19, having received two doses of vaccine.
As of July 29, 65 per cent of eligible Albertans have received both doses of vaccine through Alberta Health Services, community pharmacies and physician clinics. Alberta remains above the national average for full vaccinations and has a higher percentage of people fully vaccinated than the United States, France and Germany, among others.
“Vaccines are the most effective way to get past the pandemic,” said Premier Jason Kenney.
“They’re safe and highly effective. This is another important milestone, but we will keep pushing for more and more Albertans to get the vaccine. If you haven’t gotten both doses, now is the time.”
In addition, 75.8 per cent of eligible Albertans have received at least one dose of vaccine through Alberta Health Services, community pharmacies and physician clinics.
All Albertans are strongly encouraged to get vaccinated with both doses as soon as possible to protect themselves, their loved ones and their communities.
Bookings for first and second doses are available provincewide. Albertans can book appointments through AHS online, by calling 811 or through participating pharmacies. First-dose walk-in clinics are available at multiple locations.
All Albertans 18 and over are eligible to enter the Open for Summer Lottery once they’ve received two doses of COVID-19 vaccine. Prizes feature two more draws for $1 million each and travel packages.
Albertans with two doses can also register for the separate Outdoor Adventure Vaccine Lottery, which features prizes for hunting, fishing and wilderness experiences.