A COVID-19 vaccine clinic opens this weekend at a recreational center in Calgary.
The community-run clinic is open to residents of the northeast and southeast neighborhoods of the city with the aim of breaking down barriers, increasing admissions and tackling vaccine reluctance in these areas of Calgary.
The pop-up injection site will be located in the arena of the Village Square Leisure Center. Calgarians are invited to drop by on Saturday, June 5 and Sunday, June 6, from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. without prior appointment.
It is important to note that the clinic is only intended for those who have not yet received a first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.
This is the Alberta’s most recent initiative to offer targeted vaccinations to residents of northeast Calgary. The temporary clinic is a partnership between a number of local government agencies and organizations, including the Alberta Government, Alberta Health Services, the City of Calgary, the Calgary East Newcomers Collaborative, local family doctors, and others.
Materials will be available on the site in more than 70 languages, according to a press release from the Alberta government.
Two AHS clinics are currently open seven days a week offering COVID-19 vaccinations in northeast Calgary by appointment. Since opening in March, these two locations have given more than 85,000 vaccinations.
A third AHS clinic, Deerfoot North Immunization Drive-Thru at 911 32nd Avenue NE, opens in the area on June 7th.
On June 6th, 2,888,005 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine were given in the province, and 429,489 Albertans are now fully immunized on two doses.