Tuesday, May 4 certified teachers teaching K-12, support staff, and child care workers will be included in the vaccine rollout.
Minister LaGrange says, “We know there are many benefits to being in a classroom – for students and for education professionals. Moving forward with vaccines for teachers, school support and administrative staff and bus drivers will add another layer of protection in schools so that students can continue safely learning in class to the greatest extent possible. I encourage everyone who works with our children and is eligible, to sign up for their vaccine as soon as possible.”
Included in the rollout will be all staff working in licensed child care programs, daycares, out-of-school programs, preschools, and family day homes.
Minister of Children's Services, Rebecca Schulz says, "Early childhood educators, operators, and support staff play an essential role in providing quality care to children and have done an exceptional job keeping them safe and healthy throughout the pandemic. I’ve heard and spoken to a number of early childhood educators and staff, and I know this will be welcome news as we take further steps to provide safer spaces for them and Alberta children.”
The bookings will operate on an honour system and proof of employment will not be required.
Officials continue to strongly urge all Albertans who are eligible to get immunized if they have not already done so.
All Albertans aged 50 and up as well as First Nations, Métis, and Inuit aged 35 and up are currently eligible to book appointments to receive a vaccine.