Three walk-in COVID-19 vaccination clinics open in Edmonton; 1,017 new cases reported since Friday

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Walk-in COVID-19 vaccinations are available at three Edmonton clinics starting this week as Alberta reported 1,017 new cases since Friday.

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Anyone seeking a first or second dose of an mRNA COVID-19 vaccine can attend the Edmonton West clinic, located at 17515 Stony Plain Rd. between 9 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. on Monday, Tuesday, and Friday through Sunday as well as between 12:30 p.m. and 7:45 p.m. on Wednesday and Thursday.

Clinics at Skyview Power Centre, at 13530 137 Ave., and South Park Site, at #510-3803 Calgary Trail, are also offering immunizations during the same hours. Existing immunization appointments at all three clinics will go ahead as scheduled.

Individuals receiving a vaccine are asked to bring their Alberta Health Care card if they have one, along with photo ID. Wearing a mask is required.

Meanwhile, Alberta reported 398 new cases of COVID-19 on Friday, 375 on Saturday and 244 on Sunday.

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Across the province, there are currently 3,380 active cases of COVID-19, an increase of 661 since numbers were last reported Friday.

There are 129 people hospitalized with the virus, an increase of 16. Of those, 26 are in intensive care units, an increase of one.

Of the 103 non-ICU patients, 74.8 per cent are unvaccinated and 15.6 per cent are partially vaccinated. Of the 26 in ICU, 88.5 per cent are unvaccinated and 3.8 per cent are partially vaccinated.

Three more deaths raised the provincial death toll to 2,328.

In the Edmonton Zone, which includes the city of Edmonton and surrounding municipalities, there are 724 active cases of COVID-19, an increase of 197. The city of Edmonton currently has 536 active cases, an increase of 140.

There were 902 new cases of COVID-19 variants recorded. Of those, 892 were of the Delta variant, six were of the Gamma variant and four are the Alpha variant.

There have now been 5,390,219 doses of COVID-19 vaccine administered in Alberta, an increase of 24,612. Of Albertans aged 12 and older who are eligible to receive the vaccine, 76.4 per cent have received at least one dose, or 65 per cent of the province’s total population.

Of those eligible, 66.9 per cent are fully vaccinated with two doses, or 56.9 per cent of the total population.

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