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Expanding Paxlovid accessibility

Expanding Paxlovid accessibility

Paxlovid available more widely to Albertans with COVID-19.
Alberta expands access to fourth vaccine doses

Alberta expands access to fourth vaccine doses

Alberta is expanding eligibility for fourth doses of COVID-19 vaccine and Paxlovid treatment to protect those most at risk from severe outcomes.
COVID-19: New data from province as Hinshaw takes stand in case challenging health orders

COVID-19: New data from province as Hinshaw takes stand in case challenging health orders

Dr. Deena Hinshaw was occupied with court testimony so Wednesday's regular update expected to take place Thursday.
Paxlovid to be available at more Alberta pharmacies

Paxlovid to be available at more Alberta pharmacies

Starting April 1, more pharmacies can supply COVID-19 antiviral medication to eligible Albertans.
BA.2 variant now the predominant COVID strain in Alberta: Hinshaw

BA.2 variant now the predominant COVID strain in Alberta: Hinshaw

Approximately 60 per cent of all COVID-19 cases identified through PCR testing in the province are the Omicron variant BA.2, Dr. Deena Hinshaw said Wednesday. However there is no evidence that it causes more severe outcomes, despite a higher transmission rate.
COVID-19 National Day of Observance this weekend

COVID-19 National Day of Observance this weekend

Two years after the pandemic started, national observances remember the toll COVID-19 has taken
Long-term care and COVID-19: How have we managed?

Long-term care and COVID-19: How have we managed?

Two years since the start of the pandemic, a look at how long-term care facilities and workers are coping.
New at-home COVID-19 treatment reaches Alberta

New at-home COVID-19 treatment reaches Alberta

Albertans with mild to moderate COVID-19 symptoms who are at high risk of developing serious disease will soon have a second option for early treatment.
Amid Omicron wave, AHS advises Albertans to use COVID-19 assessment tool to check symptoms

Amid Omicron wave, AHS advises Albertans to use COVID-19 assessment tool to check symptoms

AHS launches additional tools to help Albertans manage mild symptoms at home
One more time? Immunocompromised Albertans eligible for fourth dose

One more time? Immunocompromised Albertans eligible for fourth dose

More than 80,000 Albertans will soon be able to receive fourth doses of COVID-19 vaccine to bolster immunity.