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Alberta ramps up COVID-19 vaccinations, paramedics on priority list for shots

Alberta ramps up COVID-19 vaccinations, paramedics on priority list for shots

EDMONTON — Alberta Premier Jason Kenney says the province is ramping up and expanding COVID-19 vaccinations to inoculate paramedics and other emergency service workers.
Alberta's capacity to vaccinate for COVID-19 will soon outstrip supply

Alberta's capacity to vaccinate for COVID-19 will soon outstrip supply

On Monday, Premier Jason Kenney said the province's supply of the vaccine will run out a week from now, "unless we get a huge surprise shipment."
Canada's first case of South African COVID-19 variant found in Alberta

Canada's first case of South African COVID-19 variant found in Alberta

Canada's first case of a new, more infectious variant of COVID-19 that surfaced in South Africa was found in Alberta on Friday, the same day two Atlantic provinces tightened their boundaries and Ontario warned tough new measures may be on the way if
Alberta students to return to school in-person next week

Alberta students to return to school in-person next week

On Thursday, Alberta Premier Jason Kenney announced the province would be following its original schedule for students to return to classrooms on Monday, Jan. 11.
COVID-19 health restrictions to remain in place

COVID-19 health restrictions to remain in place

Health measures will remain in place until at least Jan. 21
Alberta doctors ask for vaccine priority for staff in COVID-19 hospital units

Alberta doctors ask for vaccine priority for staff in COVID-19 hospital units

Alberta Health said in a statement that the province has received about 60,000 doses of vaccine and officials are rolling those out as they come in.
Second Alberta health care worker dies of COVID-19

Second Alberta health care worker dies of COVID-19

While the province's death toll keep growing, the government is attempting to vaccinate as many Albertans as possible. On Tuesday, Shandro defended the speed of the vaccinations and said 26,269 people had been vaccinated as of Monday. 
Alberta health care worker dies of COVID-19

Alberta health care worker dies of COVID-19

Minister of Health Tyler Shandro issued a statement on Monday following the passing of a health care worker in Alberta.
Ninety-six more Albertans die of COVID-19

Ninety-six more Albertans die of COVID-19

From Dec. 28 to Jan. 3, the provincial R-value was 0.99. The R-value refers to how many more people each person with COVID-19 infects.
'Sky is the limit:' Pilot project using drones to send medical supplies, COVID tests

'Sky is the limit:' Pilot project using drones to send medical supplies, COVID tests

MORLEY, Alta. — The windswept foothills of Alberta's Rocky Mountains are the setting for a pilot project using drones to deliver medical supplies and personal protective equipment to remote communities.