Alberta Health Services has shuttered most walk-in COVID-19 vaccine clinics that were opened earlier this month.
In a statement, AHS said that due to demand from eligible Albertans, Sunday was the last day for walk-in appointments.
The Red Deer walk-in clinic at Westerner Parkhad 586 appointments since it opened last Wednesday. They also had 192 walk-in appointments between Saturday and Sunday.
“As of Monday morning, walk-in clinics were closed across Alberta following a week of high demand for the AstraZeneca vaccine. Grande Prairie and Fort McMurray are the final two clinics accommodating walk-in opportunities on a first-come, first served basis for the next few days,” AHS said in a statement Tuesday.
Alberta Health Minister Tyler Shandro said Friday that Alberta had only 112,000 doses remaining of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine and they had not received any further information about future shipments.
He said the province had over 100,000 appointments booked in the next 14 days.
Limited AstraZeneca appointments are still available across the province and can be booked through the AHS online booking tool or at a pharmacy.