Large-scale COVID-19 vaccine sites to open April 5 in Fort McMurray, Grande Prairie

No drop-in appointments will be available at the sites

 

Starting April 5, new Alberta Health Services (AHS) COVID-19 immunization clinic sites will open in Grande Prairie and Fort McMurray.

The Teresa Sargent Hall in Grande Prairie’s Montrose Cultural Centre and the Suncor Community Leisure Centre curling rink at MacDonald Island Park in Fort McMurray will become COVID-19 vaccination sites.

The clinics were announced in a news release Thursday and are made possible through partnerships with AHS, the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo, the City of Grande Prairie, and the respective venue operators.

As of Monday, all COVID-19 vaccination appointments in Fort McMurray will be at the MacDonald Island Park curling rink. COVID-19 immunizations in Fort McMurray that were booked at the Wolverine Community Health Services’ Thickwood Medical Centre will not be offered after April 4.

All vaccine appointments at Grande Prairie Public Health Unit after Monday will be moved to the new Montrose Cultural Centre site.

Free parking will be available in the parking lot to the south of the Montrose Cultural Centre for those receiving their COVID-19 vaccine. AHS said the Grande Prairie site will host approximately 60 vaccination stations.

According to AHS, the MacDonald Island site will host approximately 10 vaccination stations with the ability to expand to 20 if more vaccines are available.

To book your COVID-19 vaccine appointment or to find out eligibility for the vaccine, visit AHS’ online booking tool

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