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More than 100 Alberta pharmacies to offer COVID-19 vaccine | FULL

Starting Wednesday, about 100 pharmacies in Edmonton, Calgary and Red Deer will begin to book appointments for the COVID-19 vaccine for Albertans 75 and older. Appointments will be available starting on March 8. "This is a step that just makes sense," Health Minister Tyler Shandro said. "Pharmacists have a lot of experience in delivering vaccines." These three cities were chosen as a first step due to the strict handling and storage requirements, as well as supply of the current vaccines that are available. As more vaccines arrive, Shandro said more pharmacies will offer COVID-19 vaccines. "We are ready and we are able to keep expanding our approach," Shandro said, adding that the province is working with the Alberta Medical Association to continue to expand its rollout so that community physicians can also offer the COVID-19 vaccine. Large, flow-through immunization clinics are also being planned for the future as supply and demand warrants. For more info, please go to Subscribe to Global News Channel HERE: Like Global News on Facebook HERE: Follow Global News on Twitter HERE: Follow Global News on Instagram HERE: #Alberta #Coronavirus #COVID19 #GlobalNews
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