Booster shots will soon be available to Albertans who are 18 and older.
The province made the announcement at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, CityNews has confirmed.
Currently, boosters are only being rolled out to select groups, including seniors, the immunocompromised, First Nations, Metis, and Inuit people, and health-care workers.
CONFIRMED: Booster shots for people 18+ are coming to #Alberta today. Health Minister Jason Copping will be out at 3:30 p.m. to make the announcement. Dr. Deena Hinshaw will also be there to give an update on the new variant. #yyc #yeg #Ableg #abpoli #abhealth #COVID19AB
— Saif Kaisar (@StaySaif) December 1, 2021
Boosters are also being given to AstraZeneca and Johnson & Johnson recipients, as well as those who need it for travel.
Word of the expanded booster program comes after Canada recorded several cases of the new Omicron variant.
On Tuesday, the province confirmed one case in Alberta.
You can catch Wednesday’s provincial update on our website
More to come.