Airdrie to host first-dose drop-in COVID-19 immunization clinic

Story by Stacie Gaetz


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Alberta Health Services (AHS) is offering a no-appointment, first-dose COVID-19 immunization clinic at the Airdrie Town and Country on June 26.

AHS officials are encouraging residents who haven’t had a first dose of COVID-19 vaccine to attend the Town and Country (275 Jensen Dr. N.E.) clinic, which is offering drop-in COVID-19 immunization from 11:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.

“The greatest act of kindness you can give your friends, yourself and your neighbours as well as this province we all call home, is to choose to join the circle of protection that vaccine offers so please get vaccinated both first and second doses as soon as you can,” said Dr. Deena Hinshaw, chief medical officer for Alberta, in a press conference on June 22.

There will be 600 doses of mRNA vaccine available to those attending the clinic.

Hinshaw said in her June 22 address that there have been more than 3.85 million doses of the vaccine administered in Alberta; 70.8 per cent of eligible Albertans have had one dose and 30.1 per cent are fully vaccinated.

“The more people who get vaccinated, the safer we will all be,” added HInshaw.

She said that residents do not have to get the same brand of mRNA vaccines for both doses and can switch between Pfizer and Moderna.

For the Airdrie first-dose vaccine clinic, residents must bring their Alberta Health Care card along with photo ID and will be required to wear a face mask, social distance and use hand sanitizer when attending the site.

“Taking the first vaccine that is available to you is the best way to protect your health and and the health of those around you by developing strong immunity,” said Hinshaw.

If you are experiencing symptoms, stay home and arrange for COVID-19 testing through or by calling 811.