Premier Kenney announced today (Friday), February 19 that Alberta will be expanding its vaccine rollout. The province is expected to receive 46,800 doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine by the weekend. That means that the province will move to phase 1B of the rollout plan.
Premier Kenney says, "Starting Wednesday, February 24, any Albertan living in the community who was born in 1946 or earlier will be eligible to book an appointment for a COVID-19 vaccine."
Depending of the availability of the vaccine, Phase Two of the rollout is set to start in April. The phase will be broken down into four groups.
- Group A includes:
- Albertans aged 65 to 74, no matter where they live.
- First Nations and Métis people aged 50 to 64, on and off reserve or Metis Settlements.
- Staff of licensed supportive living facilities not included in Phase 1.
- Group B includes:
- Albertans aged 18 to 64 with high-risk underlying health conditions. Additional information on specific conditions will be provided prior to Phase 2 rollout.
- Group C includes:
- Residents and staff of eligible congregate living settings. This includes correctional facilities, homeless shelters, and group homes, including disability, mental health and other types of licensed supportive living.
- Health-care workers providing direct and acute patient care who have a high potential for spread to high-risk individuals.
- Caregivers of Albertans who are most at risk of severe outcomes.
- Group D includes:
- Albertans aged 50 to 64, no matter where they live.
- First Nations and Métis people aged 35 to 49 on and off reserve or Metis Settlements.
For more details and to learn how to book an appointment click here.