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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.
Nose or throat? Experts say to use rapid test swabs as directed

Nose or throat? Experts say to use rapid test swabs as directed

Recent social media posts have fed into the notion that swabbing the throat with a COVID-19 rapid antigen test kit might yield more accurate results against the Omicron variant than only testing for virus in the nostrils.
Albertans encouraged to manage COVID-19 symptoms at home with new web resource

Albertans encouraged to manage COVID-19 symptoms at home with new web resource

One-stop website resource aims to alleviate worry for those with mild COVID-19 symptoms, and keep hospital emergency rooms clear for those with more severe symptoms and illness.
Alberta surpasses one million booster doses

Alberta surpasses one million booster doses

More than one million Albertans have received their third vaccine dose, in hopes of protecting themselves from the most serious effects of COVID-19.
Temporary testing options given to health-care workers

Temporary testing options given to health-care workers

Unimmunized health care staff allowed to return to work to deal with surging Omicron cases, reports AHS.
Masks and face coverings to remain in Edmonton into 2022

Masks and face coverings to remain in Edmonton into 2022

City of Edmonton efforts to combat the COVID-19 pandemic continues into the winter months.
More tests and measures to fight Omicron

More tests and measures to fight Omicron

Alberta government brings in new public health measures to reduce contact between Albertans as Omicron cases continue to grow.
Vaccine boosters now available to all Albertans 18-plus

Vaccine boosters now available to all Albertans 18-plus

Alberta expands boosters, launches booster shot campaign to fight rapidly-spreading Omicron variant
Enhanced limits to visitation for close contacts of a confirmed case of COVID-19

Enhanced limits to visitation for close contacts of a confirmed case of COVID-19

Changes to visitation at acute and continuing care sites, related to Omicron variant of COVID-19.
Omicron response: Government offers free rapid testing, holiday gatherings limited to 10 people

Omicron response: Government offers free rapid testing, holiday gatherings limited to 10 people

Indoor household gatherings limited to 10, vaccinated or unvaccinated individuals.