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Alberta's Vaccine Passport System Is Here & You'll Need To Show It In These Places

As of Monday, September 20, Alberta's new vaccine passport system is officially up and running.

Businesses in the province must now choose whether or not to opt-in to what the government has dubbed as the Restrictions Exemption Program.

"Starting Sept. 20, businesses and events must either implement the Restriction Exemption Program requiring proof of vaccination or negative test result to continue operating as usual or follow business capacity and operating restrictions," reads the government website.

The businesses that can choose to be a part of the vaccine passport program include restaurants, bars, and indoor organized events, according to the government.

In order to show proof of vaccination, Albertans can use the immunization records they already have from when they received their COVID-19 vaccination, or prove their status on the MyHealth Records app.

From September 20 to October 25 valid proof of a single dose will be accepted, but starting October 26, proof of a second dose will also be needed.

Alberta isn't the only province to adopt some sort of vaccine passport program — from coast to coast, provinces have been making various mandates about what is and isn't necessary to access a variety of discretional activities.

In Alberta, proof of vaccination may be required to access some events, services and businesses, including restaurants and bars.

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