Alberta’s chief medical officer of health Dr. Deena Hinshaw will update the COVID-19 situation in the province on Thursday.
Earlier Thursday, Premier Jason Kenney and Health Minister Tyler Shandro said Alberta’s vaccine rollout was being expanded to include more pharmacies. Starting this week, the number of pharmacies delivering the vaccine has more than doubled, Kenney said.
There are now 259 pharmacies in 107 Alberta communities offering the Moderna or Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine, the premier said. Shandro said Alberta is looking to double that again — to 500 locations — by early April.
Alberta is currently in Phase 2A of its vaccine rollout, which includes everyone 65 and older, as well as First Nations, Métis and Inuit born 1971 or earlier.
However, supply delays of the Moderna vaccine have postponed or cancelled some pharmacy appointments.
As of Wednesday, about 400,000 doses of vaccine had been administered in Alberta.
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