By Gillian Slade
Southern Alberta Newspapers
From March 15, more than 250 pharmacies across the province began providing COVID-19 immunizations with either Moderna or Pfizer vaccines, the government announced.
This was the first opportunity for Albertans — not located in Red Deer, Calgary or Edmonton — to choose a pharmacy for the vaccine.
A reporting system between the government and the pharmacy keeps track on a daily basis of appointments made and doses administered.
Anyone between the ages of 65 and 75 currently qualifies for the vaccine.
The government booking system or telephone option through Health Link 8-1-1, on March 15, was only taking bookings for people born in 1947 with other birth years to be announced in the coming days.
Pharmacies, however, are taking appointments for people in all those birth years, as long as you are between the ages of 65 and 75, born between 1956 and 1947.
Below are community pharmacies that are participating. You can phone to book an appointment and in some cases book the appointment online.
Bow Island: Apple Drugs, 403-545-2929
Brooks: Pharmasave, 403-362-2265
Shoppers Drug Mart 403-362-3315
Cardston: Pharmasave, 403-653-4466
Lethbridge: Stubbs Pharmacy, 403-328-5512
Shoppers Drug Mart, 403-381-1777
Shoppers Drug Mart, 403-328-8442
Save-On-Foods Pharmacy, Highlands Boulevard, 403-381-2759
Save-On-Foods Pharmacy, 2A Avenue N, 403-380-6400
Prescription Centre West, 403-381-7712
Medicine Shoppe Pharmacy, 13 Avenue N, 403-381-0700
Medicine Shoppe Pharmacy, 20 Street S, 403-380-3282
London Drugs, 403-320-5151
Loblaw Pharmacy, 403-331-2535
Costco Wholesale Pharmacy, 403-381-8093
Oyen: Oyen Pharmacy, 403-664-3732
Raymond: Snow’s Pharmacy Inc., 403-752-3023
Taber: Johnson’s Taber Drugs, 403-223-2900.