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One million doses of COVID-19 vaccine administered in Alberta

Last Updated Apr 15, 2021 at 6:00 am MDT

CALGARY (660 NEWS) — Alberta has hit a significant milestone in its fight against COVID-19.

As of Wednesday afternoon, the province has now administered over one million doses of COVID-19 vaccine.

The province says just over 18 per cent of all Albertans now have some form of protection against the virus.

“This milestone is proof that we are stronger when we all work together,” said Premier Jason Kenney in a release. “We would not have reached this milestone without the significant efforts of many Albertans – from those planning logistics to the front-line workers delivering immunizations. Thanks to our province’s rapidly growing capacity to deliver vaccines quickly and safely into the arms of Albertans, as well as a recent boost in the number of vaccines coming in to our province, a safer return to normal is drawing nearer.”

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The province says with over 1,300 pharmacies and 103 immunization sites currently giving out vaccines, we are on pace to distribute more than 300,000 doses a week.

The province also released some stats around who has received the vaccine thus far:

  • 82 per cent of Albertans age 80 and older have received at least one dose of vaccine.
  • 79 per cent of Albertans age 75-79 have received at least one dose of vaccine.
  • 73 per cent of Albertans age 70-74 have received at least one dose of vaccine.
  • 68 per cent of Albertans age 65-69 have received at least one dose of vaccine.
  • 43 per cent of Albertans age 60-64 have received at least one dose of vaccine.
  • 24 per cent of Albertans age 55-59 have received at least one dose of vaccine.

 

Currently, more than 1.7 million Albertans are eligible to receive a vaccine and the province continues to urge everyone to head to it’s online booking portal, or call 8-1-1 to book their appointment.