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Fourth dose for immunocompromised Albertans

Posted on January 26, 2022 by Taber Times

By Kenyon Stronski
Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

As of Jan. 20, immunocompromised Albertans will be eligible for a fourth dose of the COVID-19 vaccine as long as they are 18 years and older who have specific immunocompromising conditions. This eligibility begins five months after receiving their third dose and can be booked either online or by calling 811.

“We remain committed to protecting Albertans from the Omicron variant, and vaccinations continue to be our best tool in preventing sever outcomes,” said Alberta Premier Jason Kenney.

It is important to note the lower severity of the Omicron variant may be in part due because of vaccinations, but also because of the variant itself.

“We continue to rely on the latest research to guide our decision-making and with the evidence showing immunocompromised individuals benefit from a fourth dose, we are pleased to provide them,” he continued.

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