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Saturday , 25 September 2021

Interactive map breaks down Alberta vaccine coverage

Albertans are now able to use an online map to see vaccine uptake in their communities.

According to a Alberta government news release, “Building on Alberta’s commitment to provide robust information to Albertans related to COVID-19 in our province, a new online map will break down vaccine coverage by local geographic area.”

As of Monday May 17, Albertans are able to view the following information for their communities by age group:

  • percentage of individuals who have received at least one dose
  • percentage of individuals fully immunized
  • total number of doses that have been administered

“This map is a helpful tool for Albertans, and reflects our government’s commitment to transparency,” Jason Kenney, Premier said. “Since the start of this pandemic, Alberta has consistently provided more online information to Albertans than any other jurisdiction because we know that being informed helps us all to be part of the solution.”

Alberta is currently the only province that openly reports metrics such as regional R values, comorbidities and cases among health-care workers.

“Our vaccine rollout is gaining momentum,” Tyler Shandro, Minister of Health said in a news release. “By tracking vaccine uptake within communities, we can all help support each other to be protected when and where it is needed most. As we move closer toward widespread immunity, we hope this will motivate individuals and communities to do the right thing for themselves, for each other and for our health system.”

Vaccine uptake information is available here.

About Arthur C. Green

Arthur C. Green is from Whitbourne Newfoundland and graduated from the CNA Journalism Program. Arthur also studied Business Marketing and Political Science at Memorial University in Essex England and St. John's Newfoundland. Green has worked for such organizations as CBC, CBC Radio, NTV, Saltwire, Great West Media, CKLB Radio, Vista Radio, and Postmedia. He also loves Jiggs Dinner!