The Path to Defeating COVID‑19
We encourage everyone to consider getting a vaccine once one is available for you.
COVID-19 Vaccine Progress to Date in Canada
Both the Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines are authorized for use in Canada. Both vaccines require two doses: 21 days apart for the Pfizer vaccine and 28 days apart for the Moderna vaccine. Vaccination has started and will be expanded to the entire population throughout 2021 as vaccine supply increases. View the number of doses distributed and administered.
Initial Vaccine Recipient Prioritization
Doses for the whole population will arrive at different times. A phased approach to vaccine delivery will begin with the arrival of limited doses, which will be prioritized for high-risk people.
Phase 1& 1A: December 2020 –January 2021
Immunizations were offered to key populations, with a focus on acute care sites with the highest COVID-19 capacity concerns in Edmonton and Calgary:
Phase 1B: February 2021
Immunizations will soon be offered to key populations:
Phase 2: April to Sept 2021 – continue targeting populations at risk
Phase 3: Fall 2021
Canada has an established vaccine safety system that ensures all vaccines are as safe as possible. The safety of a COVID-19 vaccine is a top priority. Learn more about how federal partners are ensuring that the COVID-19 vaccines are safe.
What You Can Do Now
Follow the Public Health Measures
Stay home - save lives and don't put others at risk
Practice physical distancing - stay 2 metres from anyone who is not in your household
Wear a mask or face covering in public spaces when physical distancing isn't possible
Take a self-assessment to help you decide if you need a COVID-19 test
Travel restrictions to prevent COVID-19
Stay up to date with the latest information about COVID-19 in Alberta
Do You Plan to Get the COVID-19 Vaccine?
The Alberta Lung Association encourages everyone to talk with their doctor about planning for the COVID-19 Vaccine. To stop the spread of infection and end the pandemic, Canada needs widespread adoption of the COVID-19 Vaccine. Will you get vaccinated?