Alberta Sees Rise in COVID-19 Vaccines Following Vaccine Passport Announcement | The Canadian News

Alberta administered 28,158 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine on Thursday, a day after the province announced a passport-type vaccine program.

For comparison, 9,750 doses were administered on Wednesday.

“Albertans are doing their part to get vaccinated and protect themselves and others,” Alberta Health said on Twitter on Friday.

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Prime Minister Jason Kenney and Health Minister Tyler Shandro announced a series of new restrictions Wednesday in an effort to slow the spread of COVID-19 in Alberta.

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The two also announced a restriction waiver program in which companies could not adhere to any restrictions if they asked all customers for a vaccination test or a negative PCR test taken within the previous 72 hours.

Alberta Health or Alberta Precision Laboratories PCR tests will not be accepted, tests must be paid for by the user.

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As of Sept. 15, 79.6 percent of eligible Albertans age 12 and older had received a dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. Just over 71 percent of the same population was fully vaccinated.

Vaccination appointments can be arranged online or by calling 811.

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