Vaccine Information/Update


Vaccine update

Next phases announced


     Thousands more Albertans can start booking their first dose in the next 2 weeks. To reduce wait times, bookings will be done in stages by birth year.

     All vaccines approved in Canada are safe, effective and help prevent serious illness. You’re encouraged to get vaccinated as soon as you can.

Phase 2: AstraZeneca (Starting March 10)

     Albertans aged 50 to 64 who do not have a severe chronic illness can either:

  • Receive the AstraZeneca vaccine early, or

  • Wait until Phase 2D begins in May to get the Moderna or Pfizer vaccine

Appointment bookings will open in stages by birth year, one year at a time:

  • Born in 1957: Starting March 10

  • Following years and dates will be announced based on supply

     AstraZeneca has been proven to be highly effective in preventing serious illness and death in healthy adults 18 to 64. People in Phase 2B and Phase 2C are ineligible due to age, chronic health conditions or living arrangements.

Find out if it is right for you.

Phase 2 Group A (Starting week of March 15)

     People in Group A can receive the Moderna or Pfizer vaccine. Exact booking dates will be announced the week of March 15.

  • Albertans aged 65 to 74, booked in stages by birth year

  • First Nations, Inuit and Métis people aged 50 and older

  • Staff and residents of licensed supportive living (seniors) not included in Phase 1

     Moderna and Pfizer vaccines are prioritized for people most at risk of severe outcomes, due to limited supply.

How to book

There are 3 ways to book your first appointment once it’s your turn: 

  • Book online

  • Call 811

  • Contact a participating pharmacy (Calgary, Edmonton or Red Deer)

Book your free shot

Can’t find a spot?

     Appointments are based on vaccine supply. More spots will be added as supply increases. Please be patient, and only book once so doses aren’t wasted.

Need a ride?

     Isolated seniors and those with mobility challenges can call 211 for help finding a ride to an appointment.

Follow up: Second doses

     Starting March 10, second doses of the vaccine will be given 4 months later so all Albertans can be protected with the first dose by the end of June. First and second dose appointments will be booked separately. You will receive a reminder closer to your eligibility date.

     Anyone who received their first dose prior to March 10 will still receive their second dose within 42 days. All existing appointments will be honoured.

     Results show the first vaccine is at least 80% effective in preventing severe illness. The second dose ensures you’re protected for as long as possible.

Not your turn?

     Everyone who wants a vaccine, will get a vaccine. But you may have to wait until people most at risk get vaccinated first. 

     Learn more about the phased vaccination program and find out when it is your turn.

Help prevent the spread

     Until most Albertans are protected by the vaccine, we must continue following all public health guidelines: keep 2 metres apart, wash your hands, wear a mask in public, and stay home when sick. Learn more at

     Vaccines are safe, effective and vital. They make our immune systems stronger to help prevent and fight off diseases. Once it’s your turn, get vaccinated to protect yourself and those around you.

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