Alberta’s Dr. Hinshaw to provide COVID-19 update Thursday afternoon

Alberta’s chief medical officer of health is scheduled to provide an update on COVID-19 Thursday afternoon as the province nears another milestone in its vaccine rollout.

Alberta is expected to break the two million mark when it comes to doses administered to residents.

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Before Thursday’s update, Alberta had administered 1,975,341 doses of COVID-19 vaccine and 320,751 Albertans had been fully immunized with two doses.

Dr. Deena Hinshaw is expected to provide her COVID-19 update at 3:30 p.m. Thursday. The news conference will be streamed live in this story post.

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Alberta approaches 2 millionth dose COVID-19 vaccine milestone

Alberta approaches 2 millionth dose COVID-19 vaccine milestone

On Wednesday, Alberta identified 1,799 new cases of COVID-19 as hospitalizations from the disease continued to rise.

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There were 737 people in hospital with COVID-19, 169 of whom were being treated in intensive care.

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All Albertans 12 and older are eligible to book a vaccine appointment, which represents about 3.8 million people. Information on how to book an appointment can be found on the Alberta Health Services website.

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