AHS Expands vaccines to all front-line paramedics (Update)

The Government of Alberta announced an expansion of vaccine eligibility to include health care workers beginning Monday, April 12.

Eligible members may now book their own vaccination appointments with AHS.

Alberta Health has recognized that all EMRs, PCPs and ACPs who provide direct patient care should be included in the next phase of the vaccine sequencing. This is being done to protect regulated members, and also their patients.

The College is assisting Alberta Health Services by identifying those front-line paramedics who have direct patient contact. Regulated members who are eligible are asked to provide their information, which will then be added to the list of those eligible healthcare providers for the next phase of the COVID-19 vaccine.

Who is eligible

Front-line regulated members of all designations (ACP, PCP and EMR) who work in a practice setting that requires the direct provision of care to Albertans (this includes industrial, private, integrated services, etc.).

If you work for AHS EMS, or work for an EMS service that contracts to AHS, you should have been contacted by your employer with instructions on how to book an appointment for the vaccine.

Note: If you are directly employed with AHS or with a contacted provider for the public EMS system, or have already been contacted by your employer, you must work with your employer to gain access to the vaccine.

Who is ineligible

Those who are in positions where you do not provide healthcare services to Albertan patients, for example: educators, management, policy advisors, etc.

The College expects all regulated members to be truthful in assessing their own eligibility.

How

Use the form included in the original message sent to members via email.

To provide your information, contact details and consent for the College to share this information with Alberta Health Services for the purpose of contacting you to arrange your vaccination appointment.

Where and when

The details of where and when you will be able to receive the vaccine will be relayed to you by the vaccine task force once your appointment has been determined.

If you have any questions, please email communications@ABparamedics.com.

2021-04-13T10:10:18-06:00
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