AHS COVID-19 immunization clinic at Genesis Centre to close on August 13

July 30, 2021

Vaccine remains available at smaller, community-based sites

CALGARY — Alberta Health Services (AHS) will be closing the rapid-flow COVID-19 immunization clinic at the Genesis Centre on Friday, August 13, at 7:30 p.m.

Until then, the site remains open for both first- and second-shot booked appointments and drop-in for mRNA vaccine (Pfizer, Moderna) from 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily. The clinic is for anyone born in 2009 and earlier. Please bring your Alberta Health Care card if you have one, along with photo ID. You will be required to wear a face mask and use hand sanitizer when attending the site for your immunization. If you are experiencing symptoms, stay home and arrange for COVID-19 testing through AHS.ca or by calling 811.

While the need for immunization continues, rapid-flow clinics are no longer required in Calgary and other areas of the province given the growing percentage of Albertans who have already been immunized.

AHS is grateful for the partnership with the Genesis Centre for the use of the space and their oversight of the facility. As a central hub in northeast Calgary, more than 140,000 immunizations have been provided at the Genesis Centre since March.

Albertans are still able to be immunized at multiple locations in Calgary and the surrounding communities, including Deerfoot North and North Gate immunization clinics. Appointments for immunizations, with minimal wait times, can continue to be booked through the AHS online booking tool, Health Link at 811, as well as through local pharmacies and at physician’s offices. To sign up for an immunization appointment, please visit ahs.ca/covid.

AHS staff who are currently supporting the Genesis Centre will be transferring to other AHS immunization sites.

Vaccination rates in northeast Calgary (from Alberta Health)

Age Group Percent of population who received at least one dose Percent of population fully immunized
12-19 years 82.6 62.2
12+ years 86.8 69.2
20-39 years 81.3 59.4
40-59 years 90.4 76.2
60-74 years 89 89.2
75+ years 89.9 86.8
All 12+ 86.8 69.2

More than 5 million doses have been given to Albertans to date. Please do your part in helping keep our community healthy by getting your immunization as soon as possible. Please be reminded that Albertans are still required to wear a face mask at all AHS sites, including immunization clinics.

Alberta Health Services is the provincial health authority responsible for planning and delivering health supports and services for more than four million adults and children living in Alberta. Its mission is to provide a patient-focused, quality health system that is accessible and sustainable for all Albertans.