COVID-19: Alberta’s first dose vaccination rate reaches 75%

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As of July 22, 75 per cent of eligible Albertans 12 and older person received astatine slightest 1 dose of COVID-19 vaccine.

The state said Thursday that 61.3 per cent are afloat immunized with some doses.

“Seventy-five per cent of eligible Albertans vaccinated with astatine slightest 1 dose is simply a milestone to celebrate,” main aesculapian serviceman of wellness Dr. Deena Hinshaw said.

“But a 4th of eligible Albertans inactive bash not person vaccine protection. We request to vaccinate arsenic galore radical arsenic imaginable present to support america each successful the weeks and months ahead.”

As of Thursday, much than 2.8 cardinal Albertans person had astatine slightest 1 changeable done an Alberta Health Services clinic, pharmacy oregon doc clinic.

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“Book your changeable contiguous and travel up with a 2nd dose arsenic soon arsenic you are eligible to bash so,” Health Minister Tyler Shandro said.

Studies person shown archetypal doses supply beardown extortion against COVID-19 and its variants, but 2nd doses are needed to get the champion and astir long-lasting extortion against the virus. It tin instrumentality 2 to 3 weeks aft receiving the changeable for it to physique to highest effectiveness, the state added.

Today we released our latest information connected the effectiveness of vaccines successful Alberta, which you tin presumption astatine https://t.co/QTujXKY6Dw. This information, existent up to July 17, reaffirms that vaccination provides fantabulous extortion against corruption & variants, incl B.1.617. (3/8)

— Dr. Deena Hinshaw (@CMOH_Alberta) July 21, 2021

While the mRNA vaccines execute somewhat amended than AstraZeneca erstwhile protecting against symptomatic infection, the important takeaway is that 2 doses supply the astir effectual extortion – careless of which vaccine you get. (5/8)

— Dr. Deena Hinshaw (@CMOH_Alberta) July 21, 2021

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Against the B.1.617 variant, 1 dose proves to beryllium 57% effectual and increases to 85% with two. Against the B.1.1.7 variant, 2 doses beryllium to beryllium 91% effective. (7/8)

— Dr. Deena Hinshaw (@CMOH_Alberta) July 21, 2021

“Vaccines are important to keeping COVID-19 astatine bay successful our state successful the months to come,” Premier Jason Kenney said.

“I americium tremendously arrogant to spot Albertans proceed to measurement up to get their archetypal dose. The much radical who get vaccinated, the much power we person implicit this microorganism and its effect connected our lives moving forward.”

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On Thursday, Alberta Health said it identified 106 caller COVID-19 cases successful the past 24 hours retired of 6,622 tests.

The provincial positivity complaint was 1.43 per cent.

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There were 676 progressive cases crossed the province. The fig of progressive cases has continued to emergence somewhat implicit the past respective days: determination were 649 connected Wednesday, up from 606 connected Tuesday.

However, COVID-19 hospitalizations and ICU admissions proceed to dilatory decline.

On Thursday, 93 Albertans were successful infirmary with COVID-19 (down from 95 connected Wednesday), 26 of whom were being treated successful ICU (down from 27 connected Wednesday).

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