Alberta to start vaccinating kids under 5 against COVID-19 starting next week

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EDMONTON — Alberta is to begin taking bookings for COVID-19 vaccinations and administering the shots for children ages six months to five years starting Tuesday.

It's the last province to announce its vaccine rollout plans for this age group.

The government says the Moderna Spikevax COVID-19 vaccine is to be administered at Alberta Health Services clinics across the province.

Children on First Nations can access doses through nursing stations or public health clinics on-reserve.

The province says pharmacists will not be delivering these doses, as their scope of practice is for shots for those five years and older.

First-dose appointments must be booked through the Alberta Vaccine Booking System or by calling Health Link at 811.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published on July 29, 2022.

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