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Over half of eligible Albertans now fully-vaccinated against COVID-19

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CALGARY, AB – Alberta has hit another major milestone when it comes to COVID-19 vaccinations.

More than half of the eligible provincial population (50.7%) is now fully-vaccinated, meaning over 1.9 million Albertans have been double-dosed.

As of Tuesday this week, nearly 74% of Albertans aged 12 and older have received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine.

Locally, 66% of all eligible Lethbridge residents have at least one shot, 53% are fully-vaccinated, so that’s just above the provincial average.

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That, by the way is also one of the best community vaccination rates in Alberta.

Meanwhile, vaccination booking are available province-wide. Albertans can book appointments through AHS online or by calling 811, or through participating pharmacies. First-dose appointments continue to be prioritized. Walk-in appointments for first doses are also available. For schedule and locations, visit ahs.ca/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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