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First COVID-19 vaccines in Alberta set to be administered next Wednesday

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LETHBRIDGE, AB – A handful of front line health workers are set to be the first in Alberta to receive the COVID-19 vaccine.

Health Minister Tyler Shandro announced Wednesday the first 3900 doses will be administered in one week, on Dec. 16, to ICU doctors, nurses, respiratory therapists and long-term care workers.

The first acute care staff to receive the vaccines will be from Foothills and Lougheed hospitals in Calgary, and the U of A and Royal Alexandra hospitals in Edmonton.

Shandro says a second shipment of vaccines is expected to arrive in Alberta later this month.

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The province reported 1460 new cases of COVID-19 over the past day out of 16,800 tests for a provincial positivity rate of 8.7 per cent.

There were also 13 deaths since Tuesday’s update.

City of Lethbridge COVID-19 Cases (end of day Dec. 8, 2020)

A total of 12 new cases: 1,187 overall cases – 247 active, 933 recovered, 7 deaths

  • West Side (455 cases total: 85 active, 368 recovered, 2 deaths)
  • South Side (373 cases total: 61 active, 309 recovered, 3 deaths)
  • North Side (359 cases total: 101 active, 256 recovered, 2 deaths)
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Tina Karst

A Lethbridge College alumnus, Tina moved back to the community two years after convocation, in September 2007, to become a member of the CJOC News Team. She started as a weekend reporter/anchor and now serves as Associate News Director. When Tina’s not tracking down local news, she’s either busy at home with Jordan and their two kids or creating custom macrame pieces for a growing list of clients.

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