As of March 19, Alberta Health Services and Rexall in Slave Lake were the two locations to get COVID-19 vaccines in Slave Lake.
It appears the government has approved one pharmacy in each area, says Megan Tanner pharmacist and owner at Medicine Shoppe Slave Lake. For example, Rexall in Slave Lake was added and one of the pharmacies in High Prairie.
“We did apply and we’re ready to go,” says Tanner, “We’re just waiting to be added to the list of pharmacies.”
Tanner has fielded many questions about when people are eligible to be vaccinated and if the pharmacy has received the vaccine yet. The Medicine Shoppe plans to call their regular customers and people who have been asked to be contacted when they are eligible and have the vaccine.
“Only book with one place,” says Tanner. “It doesn’t matter if it’s your regular pharmacy.”
AHS is not contacting people when they are eligible, so anyone who is eligible and has not heard from their pharmacy should register online at https://www.albertahealthservices.ca/topics/Page17295.aspx or call 811.
On March 15, the Alberta government started COVID vaccine Phase 2A, says alberta.ca. This is Albertans born 1947 to 1956 (turning 65 to 74). First Nations Métis and Inuit people born in 1971 or earlier (turning 50 and older). Staff and residents of licensed supportive living facilities not included in Phase 1.
People eligible in Phase 1, such as anyone 75 and older, can also get vaccinated.