Earlier this week, the College was provided with the following information regarding a further expansion to those who are/will be eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine.

In Phase 2B and 2C, Alberta continues to take a phased approach to protect those at high risk of severe illness and death from COVID-19, and those who interact with them, like health care workers and support staff.

Phase 2B and 2C are expected to begin in April. Exact timing will depend on vaccine supply and will be announced closer to the start of each phase.

In Phase 2B

Albertans with underlying conditions will become eligible for the vaccine. In Phase 2B, eligible Albertans with at least one of the underlying health conditions age 16 and older will be able to get the vaccine.

Alberta will operate on the honour system. A doctor’s note or other proof of an underlying condition will not be required. A list of the associated underlying health conditions eligible under Phase 2B is available here or at www.Alberta.ca.

In Phase 2C

Phase 2C will offer the vaccine to (among others): Health-care workers providing direct and acute patient care who have a high potential for spread to high-risk individuals.

Workers eligible in this phase will need to provide personal identification that contains a birth date and proof of employment or professional registration (i.e., employee ID card, letter of employment or placement) when booking or attending their appointments with Alberta Health Services or at community pharmacies.

Information for healthcare workers can be accessed here: https://www.alberta.ca/assets/documents/covid-19-vaccine-q-and-a-health-care-practitioners.pdf

For further information, please go to https://www.alberta.ca/covid19-vaccine.aspx.