Alberta Health Services

Vaccine confusion at Alberta senior care homes

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There’s growing confusion about which seniors are getting the COVID-19 vaccine in the earliest stages of the rollout in Alberta after Premier Jason Kenney made an announcement on Monday. “We completed the first dose of vaccination at all of Alberta’s 357 long-term care, designated supportive living facilities,” Kenney said. …

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Catholic priest who married Janet and Wayne Gretzky dies from COVID-19 complications

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Rev. Mike McCaffery, a leader in the Edmonton Catholic community for more than 50 years, died Monday evening “due to possible complications related to COVID-19,” according to the Catholic Archdiocese of Edmonton. Father Mike, as he was known, was 85 years old. To the wider public, McCaffery is likely …

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Coronavirus: Lethbridge business charged with contravening public health order – Lethbridge

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The Lethbridge Police Service has announced that a local business has been charged after choosing not to comply with Alberta’s mandatory COVID-19 restrictions. Although LPS did not release the name of the business in a release on Monday night, the owner of Lethbridge’s Peppermint Hippo Tattoo posted on Facebook …

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Alberta woman with severe endometritis pain questions sweeping surgery cancellations amid COVID-19

Alberta woman with severe endometritis pain questions sweeping surgery cancellations amid COVID-19

A new mother in Alberta is speaking out in hopes of spreading awareness on how the COVID-19 pandemic is affecting the health of many in the province, not just those with the disease. Laura McNabb was diagnosed with endometritis two years ago following the birth of her second child. …

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Private, rapid COVID-19 testing available in Edmonton – Edmonton

Private, rapid COVID-19 testing available in Edmonton - Edmonton

If you’ve booked a COVID-19 test at the Edmonton Expo Centre, it’s because you’re either experiencing symptoms of the disease or you’re a close contact of a positive case. But for everyone else, there is another option: private, rapid testing. Three Medicine Shoppe locations in the Edmonton area are …

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Edmonton ups COVID-19 enforcement, praises province for ‘prudent’ extension of restrictions – Edmonton

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Edmonton’s Emergency Advisory Committee heard an update on the COVID-19 situation Thursday. As of Jan. 7, the Edmonton zone had 5,465 active cases of COVID-19, 455 people were in Edmonton hospitals because of the novel coronavirus (64 of whom were in intensive care) and a total of 646 people …

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Alberta’s COVID-19 vaccine rollout rate and the plan to ramp it up

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It has been three weeks since the first doses of the COVID-19 vaccine were administered in Alberta. Now, three weeks later, people can start receiving their second dose to be fully vaccinated. The number of Albertans receiving a COVID-19 vaccination is on the rise but it’s only slowly getting …

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COVID-19: RCMP charge Alberta care home worker for allegedly failing to isolate after visit to U.S.

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An employee at a central Alberta care home has been charged under the Federal Quarantine Act after the RCMP alleged they did not properly self-isolate following a visit to the U.S. Amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Canada currently requires everyone entering the country — with some exceptions — to …

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‘Challenging’ holiday season for Alberta physicians; signs people avoiding hospital care

‘Challenging’ holiday season for Alberta physicians; signs people avoiding hospital care

An Alberta emergency room physician is sharing what it was like working through the holidays this year amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Dr. Shazma Mithani is currently working at the ERs at the Royal Alexandra Hospital and Stollery Children’s Hospital in Edmonton. She worked a six-day stretch over the Christmas …

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AHS says emergency department closed at only hospital in High Prairie, Alta. – Edmonton

AHS says emergency department closed at only hospital in High Prairie, Alta. - Edmonton

The emergency department at the hospital in High Prairie, Alta., has been closed down by Alberta Health Services. The provincial agency said on Twitter Monday evening that the closure of the emergency department at the High Prairie Health Complex was a “temporary measure” and AHS was “working to ensure …

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