Alberta Seniors Now Eligible for Covid-19 Vaccines
On February 19 Alberta Health Services began offering the vaccine directly to all residents in retirement centres, lodges, supportive living and other congregate living facilities with residents who are aged 75 or older.
That information was contained in a Government of Alberta news release which also stated that, “Starting Feb. 24, any Albertan living in the community who was born in 1946 or earlier will be eligible to book an appointment for a COVID-19 vaccine. Appointment availability will be based on vaccine supply.
Seniors aged 75 and older will join the growing list of Albertans who are eligible to receive COVID-19 vaccine, including:
- Health-care workers in COVID-19 units, medical and surgical units, and operating rooms.
- Health-care workers in emergency departments.
- Home care workers.
- Residents and staff of long-term care and designated supportive living facilities.
- Respiratory therapists.
- Paramedics and emergency medical technicians.
- First Nations, Métis and persons 65 years of age and over living in a First Nations community or Metis Settlement.
Completion of second doses in long-term care and designated supportive living facilities
- Residents at Alberta Health Services contracted long-term care and designated supportive living facilities in Alberta are now fully immunized against COVID-19.
- 29,233 residents across the province have now received two doses of vaccine. This represents all eligible residents at these facilities, except those too sick or otherwise unable to receive both doses.
Alberta’s government is responding to the COVID-19 pandemic by protecting lives and livelihoods with precise measures to bend the curve, sustain small businesses and protect Alberta’s health-care system.