100K Albertans booked vaccine appointments in first 5 hours of eligibility expansion

Ruben Fields
May 7, 2021

Dr. Deena Hinshaw is scheduled to hold a news conference at 3:30 p.m.

On Wednesday the province reported its first death of a patient from a rare blood clot condition after receiving the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine.

876 variant cases were detected overnight and variants now make up 62.3 per cent, or 14,728, of all 23,623 active cases in the province.

COVID-19 data from the province on Tuesday showed 255 active cases.

There are 671 people in the hospital with 150 in ICU.

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United Conservative Party premier Kenney has come under fire for mixed public health messaging as the crest of Canada's third wave of the pandemic shifts from Ontario to Alberta.

Alberta's positivity rate now stands at 11.1 per cent.

The sweeping measures have moved all kindergarten to Grade 12 students online, closed restaurant patios, and further restricted capacity inside businesses and places of worship. All personal services such as hair salons and tattoo parlours must close.

Albertans born between 1982 and 1991 can now book appointments through the Alberta Health Services website, 811 phone line or participating pharmacies.

The province has also expanded vaccine eligibility. "Over 100,000 Albertans have already taken advantage of this opportunity and on Monday, bookings will expand to anyone born in 2009 or earlier can get their shot".

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