Alberta seniors over 75 can book COVID-19 vaccine appointments starting 8 a.m. on Wednesday

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Albertans 75 and older will be able to start booking appointments for their COVID-19 vaccinations starting on Wednesday at 8 a.m.

The first appointment for seniors will start at 11 a.m. the same day, according to AHS. Appointment times will be offered between 8:20 a.m. and 3:40 p.m. seven days a week. AHS said there are plans to extend these hours in mid-March.

While seniors in congregate living facilities such as lodges and retirement homes were offered COVID-19 vaccinations starting late last week, Wednesday will mark the first day of vaccinations for community seniors.

Seniors will be directed to vaccination clinics closest to where they live.

READ MORE: Phase 1B of Alberta COVID-19 vaccine plan begins now, Phase 2 expected in April

AHS spokesperson Kerry Williamson said Health Link will be increasing staff to meet “the anticipated high call volume and demand.”

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Williamson said wait times will likely still be higher than normal as a result of interest in booking a vaccination.

Seniors can also go online to book their appointments at www.ahs.ca/covidvaccine.

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Some online portals in the United States have run into issues due to high demand; Williamson said AHS has worked to ensure the platform for the online vaccine booking tool is “robust and can readily handle large volumes of users…

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