Premier Kenney announced Wednesday (May 5) morning that while more strict protocols are in place, the vaccine rollout will be expanded.
The Premier says the vaccine flow that was a trickle is starting to flow stronger and Alberta is ready to implement the immunization of more Albertans.
“We vowed to protect those who were most at risk of severe outcomes from COVID-19 first. We’ve done just that, and now, happily, we can move to protect the general population, starting with those age 30 and older. We are ahead of schedule and delivering on our promise to provide at least one dose to every adult Albertan who wants one by June 30. Now that we have gotten to this point, every Albertan can help drive cases down by getting vaccinated.”
By next week, all Albertans 12 years of age and older will be eligible for the COVID-19 vaccination.
The expansion will happen in stages in order not to overwhelm the booking system.
Starting tomorrow (Thursday, May 6) Albertans born in 1991, those 30 years of age and older can book their vaccine appointment.
Then starting Monday, May 10 the rollout will expand to those born in 2009, 12 years of age and older as the Pfizer vaccine has been approved for children that age.
All eligible Albertans will be able to book appointments to receive a mRNA vaccine with AHS online or through 811.