During Alberta's latest COVID-19 update on Wednesday, May 5, Premier Jason Kenney announced that all Albertans 12 and older can start their COVID-19 vaccine bookings starting Monday, May 10.

This comes on the same day Health Canada gave the thumbs up for Canadians aged 12 and up to be vaccinated with the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine.

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"This is a very exciting day for Alberta and it arrives right when we need it the most," said Kenney in an emailed press statement. "We are battling an extremely aggressive third wave of COVID-19 and we know that vaccines are our best weapon against it. By opening bookings to everybody over 12 years of age, we are taking a huge step towards stopping the spike and hopefully putting this pandemic behind us for good."

All Albertans who are born in 1991 or before can start booking their vaccinations on Thursday, May 6, with the addition of those born from 2009 to 1992 coming up the following Monday.

Everyone who is eligible can book their mRNA vaccine, which the CDC says are the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines, through Alberta Health Service's website, or by calling 811. Vaccination appointments can also be booked through participating local pharmacies, which Albertans can find through Alberta Blue Cross.