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Alberta/Canadian-Media: Premier Jason Kenney announced in a press conference today that all seniors aged 75 and older will be able to book appointments for COVID-19 vaccines beginning next Wednesday, and residents of lodges and other continuing care facilities will be offered the vaccine beginning Friday.
Jason Kenney. Image credit: Facebook page
"As you know, about two-thirds of deaths from COVID-19 in Alberta have occurred in those settings and we are very happy to see that since the vaccines began in long-term care centers that the number of infections, of outbreaks, of hospitalizations and of fatalities coming from long-term care has fallen dramatically," Kenney said in the news conference.
Starting next Wednesday, Kenney said that seniors born in 1946 or earlier could register for appointment by phone and online through Alberta Health Services and added details will be posted to the province's and Alberta Health's website.
The first shots will be given at pharmacies that are ready and able to store Pfizer and Moderna vaccines at the appropriate low temperatures, said Alberts's Health Minister Tyler Shandro who also attended the news conference and added that the vaccines will also be given out by family physicians.