Albertans eligible under Phase 2B of the province’s vaccine rollout plan can now book appointments through Alberta Health Services.
As part of Phase 2B, Albertans born in 1963 or earlier, with eligible underlying health conditions, will be able to get their vaccine shot.
Booking an appointment with AHS can be done online or by calling 811. Anyone eligible can also book an appointment at participating pharmacies in Red Deer, Edmonton and Calgary.
As Phase 2B rolls out, additional birth years for Albertans with underlying health conditions will be added in the coming days, based on vaccine supply.
By April 23, all Albertans born in 2005 or earlier with eligible high-risk underlying health conditions will be able to book an appointment through pharmacies and AHS.
“We are expanding the vaccine rollout as quickly and safely as possible,” said Minister of Health Tyler Shandro.
“I know this will bring peace of mind to those with high-risk health conditions and their loved ones, and we will continue to put pressure on the federal government until every last dose arrives.”
Dr. Verna Yiu, AHS president and CEO, said the launch of Phase 2B provides more Albertans with “the hope of brighter days ahead.”
“Our staff are working diligently, every day, to ensure we are providing vaccine to eligible Albertans as quickly and efficiently as possible and appreciate everyone’s patience as we work to include more eligible Albertans in the weeks ahead,” said Yiu.
Some of the underlying health conditions eligible in Phase 2B include cancer, chronic liver disease, chronic neurological disease and severe obesity.
For more information on eligible health conditions, visit www.alberta.ca/vaccine.