65 per cent of eligible Albertans fully vaccinated

As of July 29, 65 per cent of eligible Albertans have received both doses of vaccine through Alberta Health Services, community pharmacies and physician clinics.

Alberta remains above the national average for full vaccinations and has a higher percentage of people fully vaccinated than the United States, France and Germany, among others.

In addition, 75.8 per cent of eligible Albertans have received at least one dose of vaccine through Alberta Health Services, community pharmacies and physician clinics.

All Albertans are strongly encouraged to get vaccinated with both doses as soon as possible to protect themselves, their loved ones and their communities.

“Vaccines are the most effective way to get past the pandemic. They’re safe and highly effective. This is another important milestone, but we will keep pushing for more and more Albertans to get the vaccine. If you haven’t gotten both doses, now is the time.” Jason Kenney, Premier

“I am pleased that Alberta is still seeing a great demand for doses of vaccine, and I would strongly encourage any Albertans who have not yet got their first or second doses to do so as soon as they can. There are lots of appointments available all over the province, and we want as many Albertans protected against COVID-19 as possible.”Tyler Shandro, Minister of Health

“Thank you to all Albertans who have taken the step to get fully protected with two doses of vaccine. Getting vaccinated doesn’t just protect your health but also the health of your family, friends and neighbours. If you haven’t yet received your doses of vaccine, now is the perfect time to do so.”Dr. Deena Hinshaw, chief medical officer of health

Bookings for first and second doses are available provincewide. Albertans can book appointments through AHS online, by calling 811 or through participating pharmacies. First-dose walk-in clinics are available at multiple locations. 

All Albertans 18 and over are eligible to enter the Open for Summer Lottery once they’ve received two doses of COVID-19 vaccine. Prizes feature two more draws for $1 million each and travel packages.

Albertans with two doses can also register for the separate Outdoor Adventure Vaccine Lottery, which features prizes for hunting, fishing and wilderness experiences.

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