Ten physician clinics in Alberta will begin administering COVID-19 vaccines to eligible patients under a pilot project starting Monday.
Participating doctors’ offices will receive 200 initial doses of the Moderna vaccine and will contact patients directly to book appointments.
Two in each of the Alberta Health Services health zones – South, Calgary, Central, Edmonton and North – will take part in the pilot. The locations will not be released publicly to “prevent patient care at these clinics being affected by public interest,” the government said in a news release Wednesday.
The purpose of the pilot is to figure out the “most effective ways” to transport, book and administer doses at doctors’ offices.
The government plans to expand the program in May, at which time it says a complete list of participating clinics will be posted online.
More than 970,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccines have been administered in the province to date. The government says it is on track to meet its goal of offering each adult a dose by June 30.
Details on who is eligible to receive the vaccine can be found at ahs.ca/covid.