The rapid-flow COVID-19 immunization clinics in Edmonton and Calgary will probably be closed by the top of July, with the main target shifting to smaller, community-based websites, Alberta Well being Companies introduced Wednesday.
The Edmonton Expo Centre location will shut at 8 p.m. on July 29, whereas the Telus Conference Centre web site in Calgary will shut at 8 p.m. on July 30.
The transfer is being made to make sure workers are being utilized the place they’re most wanted, AHS stated.
Since opening, the Edmonton web site supplied 143,707 immunizations, whereas greater than 400,000 doses have been administered on the Calgary web site.
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Appointments are nonetheless obtainable to be made at numerous websites in each cities, together with public well being centres, pharmacies and docs’ workplaces. Appointments might be booked by calling 811 or on-line.
“COVID-19 case numbers are considerably decrease all through the province,” the well being authority stated in a information launch.
“Demand for immunization continues; nevertheless, fast movement clinics are not wanted given the rising proportion of the immunized inhabitants.”
On Monday, the province introduced greater than 5 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine had been administered in Alberta. As of Tuesday’s replace, 74.8 per cent of Albertans 12 or older have obtained not less than one dose, whereas 60.2 per cent of eligible Albertans are totally vaccinated.
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