Two Hills Pharmacy Chosen to Administer Covid-19 Vaccine
The Two Hills Pharmacy is one of the sites Alberta Health has selected to administer the Covid-19 vaccine.
Pharmacy Manager Jignesh Patel said that as early as next week they could be vaccinating seniors over the age of 65, First Nations, Metis, and Inuit people aged 50 or older as well as staff and residents of long-term care facilities and licensed supportive living (seniors) residences that missed or were not included in Phase 1 of the roll out.
Patel said because Two Hills County has a large demographic of seniors that is why it was selected as one of the pharmacies to participate in this phase of the vaccine roll out. The pharmacy will be receiving 400 doses of the Moderna or Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine.
On March 5 the pharmacy began accepting bookings and currently has 150 people on the waiting list. Patel said people can phone or email the pharmacy to register to receive the vaccine.
Once the pharmacy receives the vaccine, staff will begin to book appointments for people on the waiting list. Patel said they will be able to accommodate 50 bookings per day.
Patel is happy they will be able to offer this service and said everyone is excited to get the vaccine. He feels it will make people, especially seniors, feel much safer.
He added that once all of the doses have been administered, they will be eligible to receive another shipment of the vaccine.