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Covid-19 Information for Alberta

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COVID-19 Vaccinations

Updates for Alberta – Oct 10, 2023

Flu and COVID-19 vaccine appointments booking opens on October 10, 2023.

The Alberta public flu and COVID-19 campaign will begin on Monday October 16, 2023

Fall 2023 COVID-19 Vaccine Formulations (based on availability)

  • Moderna Spikevax XBB.1.5

  • Pfizer Comirnaty XBB.1.5

  • *Discontinued* Bivalent BA4/BA5 formulations will not be available after October 2, 2023.

Flu and COVID-19 vaccines may be administered at the same appointment for convenience pending vaccine supply and patient eligibility.

Canada’s National Advisory Committee for Immunization (NACI) Recommendation:

NACI strongly recommends a dose of XBB.1.5 formulation for those previously vaccinated against COVID-19. And it is especially important for those at increased risk of COVID-19 infection or severe disease.

  • Adults 65 years of age or older

  • Residents of long-term care homes and other congregate living settings

  • Individuals with underlying medical conditions that place them at higher risk of severe COVID-19

  • Individuals who are pregnant

  • Individuals in or from First Nations, Métis, and Inuit communities

  • Members of racialized and other equity-deserving communities

  • People who provide essential community services

To receive a COVID-19 vaccine at the pharmacy you must be:

  • A resident of Alberta with a valid Alberta Health Care Card

  • 5 years of age and older

  • Minors under 18 years of age require written or verbal consent from a parent or guardian.

Flu and COVID-19 vaccines may be administered at the same appointment for convenience.

IF you have had a COVID-19 infection this year it is advised to wait 3-6 months

Appointments may be booked online through the London Drugs booking system, the Alberta Vaccine Booking System, or calling or visiting the pharmacy if you need help booking your appointment.

**Walk-in requests may be accommodated subject to availability.

International students, visitors, or non-residents of Alberta:

  • May be eligible to receive a free flu vaccine

  • For information contact Alberta Health Link or by dialing 811

For provincial updates and flu information visit Influenza Immunization | Alberta Health Services

Asymptomatic COVID-19 Testing Clinics in Alberta

Fast, Accessible & Private COVID-19 Testing

  • Please note that COVID-19 travel requirements vary by country and are constantly changing; some countries may require a blood test. You may find more information about travel requirements on the IATA website.

  • COVID-19 Rapid Antigen tests are Health Canada approved and results are delivered within 15-20 minutes. The cost of each Rapid Antigen test is $30 + tax (if applicable).

What is a COVID-19 Testing Clinic?

Before London Drugs considered participation in this Asymptomatic testing program, we evaluated the safety of our staff first and foremost.

The emphasis needs to be made that this is for Asymptomatic individuals only. Prior to any testing, individuals interested in Asymptomatic COVID-19 Testing will be screened by the pharmacists to assess eligibility. Eligibility for the test hinges on the individual having no known symptoms AND no known exposure to COVID-19.

It is important to note that anyone exhibiting any symptoms, or anyone who may have been exposed to COVID-19, will be immediately referred to Health Link at 811, told to self-isolate and not come to the pharmacy.

What to know before your Clinic visit

The testing consists of a nasal or throat swab performed by a trained pharmacist and evaluated by laboratory partners led by clinical microbiologists.

In the event of a positive result, Public Health will be notified by the accredited lab, who will then be in contact with you directly.

To book an appointment, please select from available locations below:

Asymptomatic COVID-19 Testing Clinic Locations in Alberta

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Asymptomatic Covid-19 Testing in Alberta: FAQs

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