COVID Vaccination (MODERNA) Appointment

Who is eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine through a pharmacy?

Updated on May 5, 2021

Alberta Health Services is updating the eligibility criteria on a regular basis  and  opening vaccination to wider groups of people. Please check the Government site to get the latest eligibility criteria for Moderna and other vaccines.  As of today following groups of Albertans are eligible to receive COVID-19 Vaccines:

Who’s eligible in Phase 3

  • Every Albertan born in 1991 or earlier (turning 30+), starting May 6
  • Every Albertan born in 2009 or earlier (12+), starting May 10

Note: the Moderna vaccine is only approved for individuals 18 years of age and older. Individuals who are 16 or 17 should contact a pharmacy with the Pfizer vaccine.

OTHER ELIGIBILITY CRITERIAS AS OF MAY 5 2021

  • Individuals 50 years of age and older (with or without any Medical conditions)
  • First Nations, Metis and Inuit peoples 50 years of age and older (born in 1971 or earlier)
  • Staff and senior residents of licensed supportive living facilities not previously eligible
  • Individuals 16 to 64 years of age (born between 2005 and 1957) with high-risk health conditions including cancer patients, transplant recipients and individuals with disabilities, dementia and other conditions that put them at higher risk of severe outcomes from COVID-19. More specific information on each underlying health condition, including examples, is available on the Government of Alberta website.
  • Health care workers and their affiliated staff working in patient care facilities or providing direct patient care in the community.
  • All certified K to 12 teachers actively teaching in public, separate, francophone, charter, private and First Nations schools
  • Substitute teachers, administrators and other certified teachers working in separate roles
  • Support workers such as education assistants, bus drivers and custodians
  • Child care workers and support staff in licensed child care programs such as day care, out of school care, preschool and family day home
  • Shelter staff and residents
  • Correctional facility staff and inmates
  • Physicians, nurses, pharmacists, dentists and all other health care professionals and their office or support staff who provide in-person, direct patient care
  • Individuals working in patient care facilities or providing services directly to clients in the community for Alberta Health Services, Covenant Health, Alberta Precision Labs, DynaLife, and students undertaking placement practicums in clinical areas
  • Healthcare workers on First Nation reserves and Metis Settlements
  • Workers at meatpacking plants – abattoirs for chicken, pork and beef only
  • Residents and support staff at eligible congregate living settings and workplaces at risk for large outbreaks: front-line policing and provincial sheriffs, front-line disability services workers that support clients in a variety of services and living arrangements, mental health and other types of licensed supportive living
  • Caregivers of Albertans who are most at risk of severe outcomes:
    • Up to 4 designated family/support people of those individuals in long term care, designated supportive living and licensed supportive living facilities
    • Household contacts age 16 and over and caregivers for children 11 and under (born in 2010 or later) who have an eligible chronic condition in Phase 2B but are unable to receive the vaccine due to age
    • Household contacts age 16 and over of eligible profoundly immunocompromised Albertans (see list under Follow up: Second dose)
    • Firefighters and front-line policing and provincial sheriffs who interact with residents at shelters, correctional facilities and remand centres
  • Firefighters and front-line policing and provincial sheriffs who interact with residents at shelters, correctional facilities and remand centres
  • Canada Border Services Agency staff

Patient Registrations

  • We receive limited amounts of COVID-19 MODERNA Vaccine doses on a weekly basis from Alberta Health Services. We are accepting registrations from Patients who wish to get COVID-19 MODERNA Vaccine at our Pharmacy. Please fill the following form and submit your expression of interest to us. We will call and schedule the appointments for the patients in the same sequence as you submit them here:

    Note: We encourage you to register even if you are not eligible to receive COVID-19 MODERNA vaccine as per current guidelines of Alberta Health Services. In such case we will call you for an appointment when you become eligible.
  • Underlying conditions can be:
    • Asplenia or dysfunction of the spleen
    • Cancer: People with a new diagnosis of or treatment for cancer in the last year
    • Chronic heart disease and vascular disease (just high BP alone is not sufficient)
    • Chronic kidney disease (CKD)
    • Chronic liver disease
    • Chronic neurological disease
    • Chronic respiratory disease
    • Diabetes mellitus
    • Immunosuppression
    • Pregnancy
    • Severe mental illness or substance use disorder
    • Severe obesity (BMI higher than 40)
    • Severe or profound learning disabilities or severe deve (ADHD is not an eligible condition)
    • Solid organ, bone marrow or stem cell transplant recipients

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