Starting Oct. 10, eligible Albertans will be able to book immunizations against COVID-19, flu, and respiratory viruses.
Eligible Albertans are able to book their appointment for influenza and COVID-19 vaccines at an AHS clinic or pharmacy through the Alberta Vaccine Booking System, by directly contacting community health clinics or by calling 811.
“Being immunized for influenza and COVID-19 can help protect you and your loved ones, particularly those most at risk for severe disease. Taking steps to prevent viral infections will also improve an individual’s overall health," said Alberta chief medical officer of health, Dr. Mark Joffe.
Starting the week of Oct. 2, Albertans living in congregate care will be able to access respiratory virus vaccinations through their facilities.
- In addition to being immunized, Albertans are encouraged to take the following everyday actions to limit the spread of respiratory illnesses:
- Stay home when feeling sick.
- If possible, avoid close contact with people who are sick.
- Wash hands frequently with soap and warm water for at least 20 seconds or use alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
- Cover your cough (and then clean your hands).
- Avoid touching eyes, nose or mouth with unwashed hands.
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces and items at home, especially when someone in your home is sick.
- Albertans can also choose to wear a well-fitting mask in crowded indoor spaces to help reduce the risk of becoming sick and help protect others from being exposed.
- Albertans are encouraged to speak with their primary care provider if they have questions or concerns about immunizations.