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Possible COVID-19 exposure at immunization site in Calgary

Last Updated Mar 30, 2021 at 3:49 pm MDT

A health-care worker prepares a dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine at a UHN COVID-19 vaccine clinic in Toronto on Thursday, January 7, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette

CALGARY (660 NEWS) — Alberta Health Services is asking some people who attended a south Calgary COVID-19 vaccination site to book a precautionary test for the virus, due to potential exposure.

A healthcare worker at the South Calgary Health Centre immunization site has tested positive for the virus, and anyone who was there on Mar. 23 or 25 may have been exposed.

The worker was at the site from 8 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. on Mar. 23, and then from 8 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. on Mar. 25.

AHS is also reaching out to people directly, and only those who are contacted by Health Link will require a test. In total, 49 people are being contacted and told to make appointments.

It is believed that the risk of exposure is low due to the use of PPE at the site, as well as other COVID-19 safety protocols.