Starting February 24 at 8:00 a.m., community seniors 75+ will be able to book vaccine appointments. In anticipation of this, here are some key pieces of information to help you support the seniors you serve:
- Seniors who are 74 turning 75 are eligible to book.
- Vaccinations can be booked for the first and second doses by contacting Health Link at 811 or through the online booking system at www.ahs.ca/covidvaccine.
Please be patient when booking. Staffing for Health Link has been increased, but AHS expects an enormous demand.
- Appointment times are between 8:20 a.m. and 3:40 p.m., seven days a week. Plans are underway to extend these hours in mid-March as more doses arrive.
- The patient’s Alberta Health Care number and date of birth must be available at the time of booking.
- Seniors will be able to book at 1 of 58 sites across the province to enable people to receive doses closer to home, whether they book online or through Health Link.
- Seniors must return to the same clinic to receive their second dose to ensure appropriate timing between doses and to help manage vaccine supply.
- Seniors must bring photo ID and Alberta Health Care card to confirm their ID and age.
- Families, friends, and service providers are able help book appointments on behalf of eligible seniors with all the necessary information through the online booking system or Health Link at 811.
- If seniors do not have the means to get to their vaccine appointment by getting a ride from a family member, friend, taxi, or an alternate transportation source, they should call 211 for help connecting with local community transportation supports.
- Community organizations able to provide vaccine transportation supports, please contact 211 Alberta ASAP at 780-392-8722 or firstname.lastname@example.org to ensure your services are captured in their database and can be offered to seniors in need.
Visit Alberta Health Services vaccination page for the latest updates.
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