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Calgary & Edmonton Are Going Head To Head In A 'Battle Of Alberta' For Vaccination Uptake

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.

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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.