Vaccinations

Phase 2c of the Alberta COVID-19 vaccination plan is underway.  This phase includes denturists and other healthcare professionals who provide direct, in-person patient care. It also includes any support staff and students who have patient contact. Please note, students who do not have patient contact are not eligible at this time.

Some may have questions about which vaccine they will receive.  All phase 2c eligible individuals are eligible for Moderna or Pfizer. Like all Albertans, if between the ages of 55 – 64, you have the option to book an appointment for AstraZeneca.

  • Alberta Health Services (AHS) is only offering the AstraZeneca vaccine at the Telus Convention Centre in Calgary or the Edmonton Expo Centre. All other AHS sites are offering Pfizer or Moderna.
  • Information regarding which pharmacies are offering AstraZeneca, Moderna, or Pfizer, is available on the Alberta Blue Cross website here.

Booking appointments
Appointments are available now by calling 811 or booking online through Alberta Health Services.  All eligible individuals are encouraged to book their appointments as soon as possible.

Confirming eligibility
An important aspect of this phase is that in order to be eligible, healthcare professionals, staff and students must be providing direct, in-person patient care and services. At the vaccination appointment, all eligible individuals will be required to provide both of the following:

  1. Personal identification that contains a birth date. (i.e., Alberta Health Care card, Driver’s License or passport. (This is required at all immunization appointments for any Albertan); AND
  2. Proof of eligibility for this phase. This may be any one of the following:
    • College practice permit – hard copy or digital copy accessed on line or photographed and displayed on your smart phone
    • Employee ID that can be confirmed as current
    • Letter of employment from employer (see below)
    • For students, letter of placement from the training institution (see below)
    • If a healthcare worker is self-employed and one of the above options is not available to them, they may show their practitioner or business license from a municipality

Alberta Health template letter
These templates are purposefully generic to accommodate all the occupational groups to which they apply. They may be modified to suit an organization’s needs (i.e., letterhead) but should clearly identify the organization, the employee’s name and job and be signed by the employer.

Alberta Health Vaccination Template Letter

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