Children 5 to 11 now eligible for COVID vaccine

The Alberta Government is expecting a shipment of the COVID-19 vaccination next week.

Provided the amount of vaccinations, the Alberta Government expects to be the administration of the vaccinations for 5 to 11 year olds by weeks end.

Alberta Health Minister Jason Copping stated that the Province is ready to begin the administration of the vaccination, "We are well-prepared to administer doses to children as soon as their parents and guardians are ready to book their appointments.

"I know many Alberta families are breathing a collective sigh of relief knowing that we are now able to offer their children protection from COVID-19," Copping stated.

Currently, parents and guardians can pre-register their children in the Alberta Vaccine Booking system to be ready when appointments open.