A health worker administers a dose of the AstraZeneca vaccine against COVID-19 to a patient inside the convention center known as "La Nuvola", The Cloud, in Rome, Wednesday, March 10, 2021. The visually extraordinary complex designed by famed architect Massimiliano Fuksas has been transformed into a temporary vaccination center. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)

AHS nearing maximum bookings for current supply of Covishield/AstraZeneca vaccine

Alberta Health Services is nearing the maximum number of bookings it can schedule for the current supply of the Covishield/AstraZeneca vaccine.

“Eligible Albertans are encouraged to book their appointments online or by calling HealthLink at 811 until 4 p.m. on Sunday. After that time, bookings for any remaining doses of Covishield/AstraZeneca will be available only through 811,” AHS said in a statement Saturday.

Albertans who were born 1957-61, and First Nations, Métis and Inuit people born in 1972-76 are eligible for Covishield/AstraZeneca.

There will not be another birth year opening at this time, due to the limited number of doses remaining. AHS anticipates additional Covishield/AtraZeneca vaccines this spring

Alberta received an initial allotment of 58,500 doses of Covishield/AstraZeneca.

“Once additional supply of Covishield/AstraZeneca arrives, we will open the same birth years again to ensure all individuals that want this vaccine, and are eligible, will receive it,” said AHS.

For individuals who choose not to receive the Covishield/AstraZeneca vaccine, AHS anticipates being able to immunize these individuals using other vaccine products sometime in May.

Timelines are subject to change depending on vaccine supply. AHS said it anticipates all Albertans, 18 years and older, will have the opportunity to receive their immunization by June.



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