Rapid-flow COVID-19 vaccination clinics at Edmonton’s Expo Center and Calgary Telus Convention Center will close by the end of July, Alberta Health Services said on Wednesday.
âThe number of COVID-19 cases is considerably lower across the province,â AHS said in a public service announcement.
âThe demand for vaccination continues; however, fast-flow clinics are no longer necessary given the increasing percentage of the population vaccinated. “
Immunization services will continue to be provided over the coming months.
Albertans who want vaccines will be able to get vaccinated in other places, including public health centers, pharmacies and doctors’ offices in both cities.
Appointments are available with minimal wait times, AHS said. To register, visit ahs.ca/covid. Vaccination appointments can also be made through Health Link at 811, as well as at local pharmacies and doctor’s offices.
Staff who were supporting large clinics in Edmonton and Calgary will be moved to other vaccination sites where possible, AHS said.
The Center EXPO clinic in Edmonton will close at 8 p.m. on July 29.
The Telus Convention Center in Calgary will close at 8 p.m. on July 30.
Since its opening on April 12, the public health staff of the EXPO Center have provided more than 143,707 vaccinations.
Calgary area public health staff have provided more than 400,000 vaccines to the Telus Convention Center since April 5.
Over 5 million doses have been administered to Albertans to date.