COVID-19 Vaccination

Third Dose Requirements 

Third doses of COVID-19 vaccine are available for: 

All seniors 75 years of age and older, and All First Nations, Métis and Inuit adults 65 years of age and older, no matter where they live in Alberta. A minimum spacing between the second and third dose of six months is required.

Immunocompromised individuals: Immunization for immunocompromised individuals should occur at a time when the individual is most likely to mount an immune response. Physician consultation is recommended regarding the timing of immunization based on the individual’s treatment. Click here to determine if you are eligible. 

Additional doses for travel will only be provided to Albertans who are travelling to a jurisdiction that does not accept Covishield/AstraZeneca or mixed doses at this time. Albertans are responsible for planning ahead to ensure they are aware of the travel requirements of where they are travelling to and ensuring they have enough time before travel date to receive any additional doses.

Vaccination Records & QR Codes 

To access your COVID-19 proof of vaccination record please click here.

Booking Update

COVID-19 vaccine appointments need to be booked through the Alberta Vaccine Booking System (AVBS). The AVBS booking page can be accessed using the link below or directly at https://bookvaccine.alberta.ca/vaccine/s/. Once you register yourself, you can pick one of our Calgary Co-op pharmacies to book your appointment. 

Walk-in appointments are available at select pharmacies. 

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Important Information Before Your Dose

Appointments must be booked through Alberta Health Services for patients that have undergone a double mastectomy or have bilateral lymph node damage / removal.

COVID-19 vaccines can now be co-administered with, or given before or after other vaccines with no minimum spacing, including influenza vaccine.

In order to receive the COVID-19 vaccination, you must be asymptomatic and not had a positive COVID-19 test result in the last 14 days.

All individuals must show their Alberta Health Care card to be eligible for their COVID-19 vaccine. Don't forget to wear a short sleeve shirt.

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What to expect at your appointment?

1. Review what to expect when getting your COVID-19 vaccination:

Flu 2020 masksBefore your appointment:
• Self-screen for COVID-19 symptoms.
• Provide the pharmacy with your mobile number so we can page you if we're running behind schedule.

At the pharmacy:
• Be prepared for screening before entering.
• Wear a mask or face covering.
• Wear loose clothing with short sleeves.
• Arrive on time, not early.
• Limit the number of people going with you.

2. Find a safe waiting area post-injection. Patients must remain in the store for 15 minutes post-injection to monitor for anaphylactic reactions.

3. Review post immunization after care guidance instructions:

Individuals who receive COVID-19 vaccination may experience side effects. These reactions are most often mild, develop within 24 hours and could last 24-48 hours.

Side effects may include:

• redness, swelling, or feeling sore where you had the needle
• feeling tired
• headache
• fever or chills
• body aches or sore joints
• feeling sick to your stomach (nausea), vomiting (throwing up), or loose stool (diarrhea)
• swollen lymph nodes

Call Health Link at 811 to report any serious or unusual side effects.

We are currently administering the Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna vaccine. We will administer the vaccine based on available inventory. 

For further information about the COVID-19 vaccines, visit Alberta Health.

What Infection Prevention and Control Measures are in place?

• Patients will be asked to sanitize their hands with an alcohol based rub prior to receiving their vaccine.

Cleaning and disinfection of the immunization area (e.g., chairs, table, door handles) after each patient immunization. NOTE: Households can be immunized together.

• Injecting pharmacists will don protective PPE which includes masks, face shields and gloves.

• Routine environmental cleaning, especially in frequently visited areas (e.g., waiting area door handles, washrooms) and on high-touch surfaces at least twice a day.