One city is already pulling ahead!
As more Albertans are getting COVID-19 vaccines, Calgary and Edmonton's mayors have entered into a friendly competition to see who can reach the highest vaccination uptake in their cities.
"I am all for a friendly Battle of #Alberta on vaccination uptake now that we can see these #COVID19AB immunization stats at the #YEGmetro regional level," wrote Edmonton's mayor, Don Iveson, in a tweet. He tagged Calgary's mayor, Naheed Nenshi to see if he was up for the challenge.
Nenshi tweed back, saying "challenge accepted!"
The Government of Alberta displays vaccination numbers for the Alberta health zones. As of Wednesday, April 28, the data showed that 28.8% of individuals in the Edmonton zone received at least one dose and 6.8% have been fully immunized.
Over in Calgary, 25.9% of people in the health zone received a single dose and 5.8% are fully immunized. So far, Edmonton is winning this new "Battle of Alberta," as Iveson called it.