Alberta online reservations for AstraZeneca vaccine now available after initial delay

EDMONTON – Alberta Health Services said its online reservation tool for the AstraZeneca vaccine was back online after network issues delayed its opening by about 90 minutes on Saturday morning.

Appointments for Albertans born between 1957 and 1961 were to be open for reservations at 8 a.m. on Saturdays.

From that point on, the website displayed a banner stating that there had been a failure in the online COVID-19 vaccination booking system.

“The AHS online booking tool will be back online shortly.”

The outage initially affected bookings made both online and through 811.

At 8:30 a.m., reservations were available by calling 811.

One hour later, AHS tweeted his reservation tool was back online.

“We anticipate that volumes will remain high and that there may be intermittent delays. We thank people for their patience.”

In addition to Albertans born between 1957 and 1961, the AstraZeneca photo is also available for First Nations, Métis and Inuit born between 1972 and 1986.

Phase 2A of the vaccine rollout is expected to begin on Monday. He will understand :

  • Albertans aged 65 to 74

  • First Nations, Métis and Inuit born in 1971 or before

  • Staff and residents of licensed supportive housing facilities who have not received the vaccine

“Momentum is building in Alberta’s vaccine rollout plan, and we’re on track to deliver on our commitment to deliver a first dose to every adult who wants it by the end of June,” said Health Minister Tyler Shandro in a press release Friday. .

“The more people who show up for vaccination when it is their turn, the faster we will reduce the spread of the virus and resume activities that are important to all of us and our communities.”

Alberta has received an initial allocation of 58,500 doses of Covishield / AstraZeneca with more expected to arrive in the coming weeks.

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