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More than half a million COVID-19 vaccines given to Albertans

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LETHBRIDGE, AB – Alberta has hit a major COVID-19 vaccination milestone.

Health Minister Tyler Shandro says more than 500,000 doses of vaccine have now been administered  across the province.

That equates to nearly one in every ten Albertans have received at least one dose already.

“Fortunately, with every single vaccine administered we are getting closer and closer to returning to normal. If supply keeps up, every adult Albertan will be offered a vaccination by the end of June.” – Health Minister Tyler Shandro

In a written statement Wednesday, the minister says Alberta’s vaccine rollout keeps getting bigger and better and despite setbacks from the federal government, the province is getting vaccines into the arms of Albertans as quickly and safely as possible.

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Shandro refers to the steady pace of vaccinations as Alberta’s ‘new normal’ and says he’s thrilled with how things are moving along right now.

He’s encouraging everyone that when it’s your turn, to please get the COVID-19 vaccine.

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Patrick Siedlecki

Pat has been a mainstay in the CJOC News department from the time the station launched in 2007. He’s been in the position of New Director since then and has been anchoring daily news casts as well as reporting and working behind the scenes.

Community is important to him and keeping CJOC listeners and readers informed about what’s happening across southern Alberta and beyond.

Pat has been in radio broadcasting for the past 24 years, starting in Port Alberni on Vancouver Island in 1997 and then moving up island to Nanaimo for another few years before heading to Lethbridge in 2007.

Pat grew up in the small Saskatchewan farming town of Foam Lake. After high school, he went to Western Academy Broadcasting College (WABC) in Saskatoon prior to moving to the island.

Pat also spent several years broadcasting hockey in the BCHL as well as seven years as the radio voice of the Lethbridge Hurricanes in the WHL.

On a personal note, Pat has been working at Cornerstone Funeral Home in Lethbridge as a Certified Life Celebrant and funeral assistant since 2016.

Pat is engaged to Tarah and he has two kids and two step-children.

News and sports have always been Pat’s passion from the time he was a teenager and he’s always been grateful to have had the opportunity to make that part of what’s been a fun and long radio career!

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