EDMONTON, AB – The province continues to ramp up vaccinations against COVID-19.

Beginning Monday at 8:00 am (Mar. 15) phase 2A of coronavirus immunization begins. Phase 2A targets Albertans born between 1947 and 1956, and First Nations, Inuit and Métis born in 1971 or earlier.

AHS will offer appointment bookings by birth years. These appointments can be booked through the AHS online booking tool (ahs.ca/covidvaccine), or through Health Link 811 if people need booking assistance.

On Monday, Albertans eligible to book through AHS include Albertans born in 1947 or earlier and First Nations, Métis and Inuit people born in 1962 or earlier.

Participating pharmacies are opening appointments to all phase 2A groups starting Monday. This includes all Albertans born in 1956 or earlier and all First Nations, Métis and Inuit born in 1971 or earlier. A list of participating pharmacies is available at https://www.ab.bluecross.ca/news/covid-19-immunization-program-information.php.

AHS says if the wait time is long when you call or go online to book, or you receive a busy signal through the 811 booking system, please visit later in the day.

(Alberta Health Services)