Alberta lowers AstraZeneca, J&J age eligibility to 30 in Fort McMurray, Banff regions

EDMONTON — Albertans 30 and older who live in the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo and Banff will soon be eligible to get the AstraZeneca and Johnson and Johnson vaccines.

Fort McMurray and Banff have the highest COVID-19 case rates per 100,000 residents in the province with 1,516 and 1,174, respectively.

The province expects to receive approximately 30,000 doses of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine next week.

Premier Jason Kenney and Health Minister Tyler Shandro also announced Alberta Health Services would administer the Moderna vaccine to people at least 30 years old in adjacent Indigenous communities.

More to come…

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