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Second dose COVID-19 vaccine bookings open for all Albertans

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EDMONTON, AB – Regardless of when you got your first dose of COVID-19 vaccine, you can now start booking that second shot if you haven’t already.

The province has announced anyone who’s had one dose can book that jab, whether you had the first one in March, April, or May.

Albertans who received dose one in May weren’t supposed to be eligible to book the second shot until June 28th, however that’s been pushed up by a week and a half.

The province has seen a steady influx of Pfizer and Moderna vaccine and now that Alberta has hit that all-important target of having 70% of the eligible population with one dose, the focus has turned to double-dosing those who one have a single shot as soon as soon as possible.

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Alberta has seen steep declines in new and active COVID-19 cases and vaccines are getting much of the credit. The province has about 25% of the eligible population fully vaccinated as of Friday, June 18.

Premier Jason Kenney we need to get Albertans fully vaccinated to make sure we are not only open for summer, but open for good.

Booking second-dose appointments

Albertans who had their first immunization with Pfizer or Moderna (mRNA vaccine) four weeks ago or more can book their second dose through the Alberta Health Services online booking tool, by calling Health Link at 811 or through participating physicians’ offices or pharmacies. To find the closest pharmacy with the earliest available booking date, check the list at Alberta Blue Cross.

Albertans who received a first dose of AstraZeneca should continue to wait a minimum of eight weeks before booking their second dose to ensure best effectiveness. Appointments can be booked through Alberta Health Services by calling 811.

(Files from Government of Alberta)

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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 News 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.

Pat has been working at Cornerstone Funeral Home in Lethbridge as a Certified Life Celebrant and Funeral Assistant since 2016.

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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