Prevention & Protection

COVID-19

Protection from COVID-19 through Immunization

The best thing you can do to support your health and reduce the risk to the broader community is to get immunized. Vaccines are our best protection against COVID-19 and the safest and most effective way to protect against infection and severe illness.

COVID-19 vaccines are very effective at preventing infection and severe disease. If you are eligible and have not been immunized yet, book your immunization appointment as soon as possible.

The COVID-19 vaccines currently available in Alberta require two doses to provide maximum protection. But even one dose provides some protection.

In addition to getting immunized, continue to protect yourself and your loved ones against all respiratory illnesses, including COVID-19 and influenza:

Practice Good Hygiene

Gather Safely

If you are gathering with people you don’t know or who are not immunized for COVID-19, you can continue to use precautions to limit the risk of spreading COVID-19.

Monitor Your Symptoms

COVID-19 symptoms are similar to influenza and other respiratory illnesses and can range from mild to severe. Even people with mild symptoms can spread COVID-19 to others.

If you have any symptom, stay home, take the online assessment and book a COVID-19 test.

Isolate or Quarantine if Required

People with COVID-19 symptoms or who have returned from travel outside of Canada within the last 14 days are still required to isolate or quarantine, respectively.

Learn more about Alberta’s isolation and quarantine requirements.

Assess Your Personal Risk

With the removal of most mandatory public health restrictions, Albertans are encouraged to assess and manage their personal risk during the final stages of the pandemic. It is reasonable for people to continue using precautions that will serve their needs.

Risk Factors

When assessing your personal risk, it is important to consider your setting, individual health and wellness factors, and comfort level.

Factors that increase COVID-19 risk:

Factors that lower COVID-19 risk:

Consult your physician or primary healthcare provider if you want input on assessing your personal risk of severe outcomes or to assist in determining your personal risk level.

Additional Precautions

All Albertans should:

If you have risk factors as described above, it is reasonable to consider additional precautions such as:

Wearing Masks

Mask use in public indoor settings is no longer required except for some specific situations:

Note: Municipalities and businesses are free to set masking requirements as they see fit. For example, businesses may require staff and/or customers to wear masks inside their place of business.

While masking is no longer required in most situations, it is important to support those who may wish to continue wearing masks while adjusting to Stage 3.

Learn more about masking, including how to wear and care for your mask.

Physical Distancing

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