Vaccine Deployment for Albertans
COVID-19 vaccines are being deployed based on provincial eligibility. Eligibility requirements and age groups are updated regularly. To find out about eligibility and how to book your vaccination please visit: ahs.ca/covidvaccine
As of March 15, 2021 over 250 Alberta pharmacies have provided COVID-19 immunizations with either Moderna or Pfizer vaccines.
Currently, the following groups are eligible:
- Albertans 65 years of age and older (born in 1956 or earlier)
- First Nations, Metis and Inuit people 50 years of age and older (born in 1971 or earlier)
- Staff and senior residents of licensed supportive living facilities not previously eligible
Those born between 1957 and 2005 with high-risk health conditions. See the full list of conditions here
Appointments must be booked in advance. No walk-ins will be permitted.
Below is a list of local participating pharmacies:
Bow Valley Locations:
Vaccine type: Astrazeneca
Gourlay's Pharmacy (Canmore) 403-678-5288
Grassroots Pharmacy (Canmore) 403-609-4100
IGA Pharmacy (Banff) 403-762-5370
Rexall (Canmore) 403-678-4301
Safeway (Canmore) 403-609-2983
Three Sisters Pharmacy (Canmore) 403-678-2220
Vaccine type: Moderna
Save on Foods Pharmacy (Canmore) 403-678-6394
Shoppers Drug Mart (Canmore) 403-678-8750
AHS has expanded COVID testing in Banff
April 17-18, 2021: A temporary assessment site will be set up, offering up to 100 appointments/day, in the parking lot at the AHS Community Health Centre, 303 Lynx Street, Banff for those with COVID-19 symptoms or those who are close contacts of a confirmed COVID-19 case. Hours are Saturday April 17 from 10 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. and Sunday April 18, from 8 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. Appointments only. Book online at www.ahs.ca or call 811.
The Community Health Center building in Banff will NOT be open for testing during the weekend but will be open again for pre-booked appointments on Monday, April 19, 2021.
Please do your part in helping keep Bow Valley communities as safe as possible. It is vitally important for all of us to remain vigilant in the fight against COVID-19 and to follow public health guidelines at all times. This includes limiting contacts to your cohorts, avoiding indoor gatherings, maintaining physical distancing and masking.
If you are experiencing symptoms, stay home and arrange for COVID-19 testing through AHS.ca or by calling 811.
COVID-19 Testing in the Bow Valley
For a current list of COVID-19 testing sites available to Bow Valley residents visit bowvalleypcn.ca. This list is frequently updated.
COVID-19 and the role of the Bow Valley Primary Care Network
Bow Valley residents who have tested positive for COVID-19 are supported by the Bow Valley Primary Care Network and local primary care physicians and team members. PCN staff ensure that the patient is aware of their test result, that they have resources and information and are attached to a family physician.
The efforts of Primary Care Networks in the Calgary zone has reduced pressures on hospitals with 89% of COVID-19 patients being cared for by primary care physicians and their teams.