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COVID-19 immunization site opens at Genesis Centre in northeast Calgary

A Calgarian gets his COVID-19 at the Genesis Centre vaccination clinic. (CREDIT: Genesis Centre)

CALGARY (660 NEWS) — The Genesis Centre in northeast Calgary opened its doors Thursday morning to give those with appointments their COVID-19 vaccine shot.

The location is one of two AHS-run sites that serve Calgarians in the northeast who are booked in to get their vaccine.

The site has 10 vaccination stations and is able to vaccinate about 60 people per hour.

“We recognize the local geographic area of northeast Calgary was one of the hardest-hit communities during the second wave of the pandemic in our province,” says Rajan Sawhney, Minister of Community and Social Services.

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At this time, AHS has 116 immunization sites across the province, and with continued supply, is able to immunize, on average, 10,000 people per day in Alberta.

“The Government of Alberta continues to work collaboratively with local community partners and AHS to reduce transmission and prevent the spread of COVID-19 in all communities. This includes supporting eligible residents in northeast Calgary to get immunized close to home.”

Genesis Centre is open seven days per week from 7 a.m. to 3:15 p.m., with extended hours (from 7 a.m. to 11:15 p.m.) for the first week, beginning Friday. COVID-19 immunization is by appointment only. There are no drop-ins. Other COVID-19 vaccines (Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna) will be offered at this site after March 24.