Possible COVID-19 Vaccination Site in Vegreville

Possible COVID-19 Vaccination Site in Vegreville

Rosanne Fortier
News Correspondent

Alberta Health Services is looking into getting a possible COVID-19 Vaccination Site in Vegreville.

Yolanda Genu, Senior Communication Advisor, Central Zone for Alberta Health Services (AHS) said, “AHS plans to open immunization clinics in Vegreville in the coming days, when more vaccine becomes available.

There are currently 67 active AHS immunization clinics, located in a mix of facilities across the province, where people can book appointments.

AHS is making every effort to allow individuals to receive the vaccine as close to their residence as possible. However, in some areas, travel may be required.

More clinics are being planned, pending availability of vaccine. Shipments are expected shortly and we anticipate having all Alberta seniors age 75 and older immunized by early April.

Planning is underway regarding various future options when more doses arrive, including potentially distributing the vaccine through community physicians or the use of large-scale mass immunization clinics.

Those requiring transportation assistance can call 211 for available transportation options. Seniors that are immobile and unable to make arrangements to get to a vaccination clinic should discuss this with their families and health care providers to see what additional arrangement can be made,” Genu explained.