COVID Update

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The province removed most of its restrictions on Canada Day. The decision came after the province hit 70.2 per cent of eligible Albertans having at least their first vaccination.

Isolation requirements will remain in place for confirmed COVID cases, and protective measures will remain in continuing care settings.

All Albertans aged 12 and older can now book their first and second dose of vaccinations.

Anyone who has received an mRNA dose, such as Pfizer and Moderna, can book their second dose four weeks after their first dose.

The province said that it is prioritizing first doses for Albertans who have not yet received their vaccine.

As an incentive to get more Albertans vaccinated, the province has launched a lottery system where Albertans 18 and older can register to enter prizes.

There will be three draws of $1 million, travel prizes from WestJet and Air Canada, including flights and all inclusive packages.

On Monday, the province added Calgary Stampede tickets to the prize pool.

More than 1.5 million Albertans have entered the lottery.

In the County of Grande Prairie, the vaccination rate is at 42.6 per cent, 41.1 per cent in the Beaverlodge area, and 43.9 per cent in the city of Grande Prairie as of Tuesday.

Jesse Boily, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter, Town & Country News

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