A woman receives her first dose of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine at an immunization clinic in Surrey, B.C., on May 14, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

A woman receives her first dose of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine at an immunization clinic in Surrey, B.C., on May 14, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

COVID walk-in clinic in Red Deer open to youth born between 2004 and 2009

Access to youth begins July 2

Albertans born between 2004 and 2009 can now receive their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine without an appointment at Westerner Park.

Vaccinations are available at Westerner Exhibition Hall Monday to Friday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

“We encourage all Albertans born in 2004 and 2009 to protect themselves and others by being vaccinated as soon as possible. Please bring your Alberta Health Care card if you have one, along with photo ID. You will be required to wear a face mask and use hand sanitizer when visiting the site for your immunization,” said Alberta Health Services in a statement.

While in-person, verbal parental consent at the appointment is preferred, youth can bring a signed consent form if a parent or guardian is unable to attend. Forms can be downloaded from the AHS website: Consent for COVID-19 Immunization (albertahealthservices.ca).

AHS said in circumstances where a minor does not have a signed consent form, but is deemed mature by clinic staff, parental consent may not be required. Decisions will be made on a case-by-case basis.



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