COVID-19: Alberta health minister updates vaccine rollout in the province | LIVE

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Alberta Health Minister Jason Copping will provide an update on the province’s COVID-19 vaccine rollout on Wednesday.

Copping’s update comes one day after chief medical officer of health Dr. Deena Hinshaw announced the first of the Omicron coronavirus variant was identified in a returning traveller from Nigeria and from the Netherlands.

Currently, Albertans five and older are eligible for the first two doses of the COVID-19 vaccine.

Meanwhile, the following groups are currently eligible for a third booster dose of the vaccine…

– Immunocompromised Albertans 12 and older

– Albertans 70+

– First Nations, Métis and Inuit people over 18

– Health-care workers who provide direct patient care and who got a second dose less than 8 weeks after their first dose can get a third dose.

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