Alberta Vaccine Rollout & The Bethany Group
What you need to know - March 5
Vaccine bookings will be available for the following groups:
- NOW - Seniors 75 and older: Seniors 75 years of age and over (born 1946 or earlier) can receive the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine
- MARCH 10 - Albertans 50-64: Albertans aged 50-64 who do not have severe chronic illness are eligible for the AstraZeneca vaccine
- MARCH 15 - Albertans 65-74: Albertans aged 65-74 will be eligible to receive the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine after March 15
Please note that Alberta Health Services will be announcing the days you can book based on the year you are born. Please got to the Government of Alberta's webpage for more information.
Please click the icon to the right to access the link to Alberta Health Services' booking page.
If you live in a lodge, you do not need to contact Alberta Health Services - they will be coordinating through the management body to arrange on-site vaccinations.
Our Recommendation on Getting the Vaccine
While the vaccine is not mandatory, Senior Leadership encourages staff members to accept the vaccine when it is offered to protect themselves, their families and loved ones, their co-workers, and our residents.
Guidelines after Vaccination
It is important to remember that until an individual receives both doses of the vaccine they are not considered immunized.
Current measures and Orders remain in place:
- Continuous masking and wearing appropriate PPE is required regardless of whether or not staff have received the vaccine
- Physical distancing guidelines remain in place
- Hand hygiene is still important and should be practiced at all times (regardless of COVID-19)
Alberta Health Services has an excellent Vaccine - COVID-19 site that provides more information regarding the vaccines and the schedule/phases. Below we have included the rollout schedule for our sites so far and will update as we get more information.
Resident Vaccine Updates
While vaccinations for COVID-19 are offered to residents, it is voluntary. The percentages below are an indication of how many residents (or their guardian/decision maker) opted to have the vaccine. We hope to have more choose to be vaccinated with more education and information about the vaccines and their efficacy.
It is important to note that resident vaccinations are still a priority for the Government of Alberta. A few locations were delayed by a few days but still received the vaccine within the recommended timeframe.
|Site||1st Dose||2nd Dose|
|Autumn Grove Lodge||Feb 19 - 87%||TBD|
|Autumn Grove SSCH||Feb 19 - 84%||TBD|
|Bashaw Meadows Lodge||Feb 4 - 90%||TBD|
|Big Knife Lodge||Mar 1||Apr 9 or 11|
|Eckville Manor House Lodge||Jan 16 - 90%||Feb 9 - 90%|
|Peace Hills Lodge||Feb 24 - 96%||Apr 6|
|Rosealta Lodge I & II||Feb 18||TBD|
|West Pine Lodge||Mar 4||TBD|
Continuing Care Sites
|Site||1st Dose Recv'd||2nd Dose Recv'd|
|Bashaw Meadows DSL||Jan 11 - 77%||Feb 1 - 64%|
|Bethany Meadows DSL||Jan 13 - 87%||Feb 11 - 93%|
|Bethany Meadows LTC||Jan 13 - 94%||Feb 11 - 70%|
|Eckville Manor House DSL||Jan 16 - 85%||Feb 9 - 85%|
|Faith House DSL||Jan 14 - 99%||Feb 4 - 100%|
|Louise Jensen LTC||Jan 18 - 92%||Jan 29 - 90%|
|Memory Lane DSL||Jan 14 - 99%||Feb 11 - 100%|
|Rosehaven LTC||Jan 12 - 92%||Feb 9 - 90%|
|Viewpoint DSL||Jan 14 - 90%||Feb 11- 90%|
|Wetaskiwin Meadows DSL||Jan 14 - 99%||Feb 8 - 90%|
*Differences in percentages of residents who received the vaccination from the first to second dose is due to moves, placements, deaths, and opting out of the second dose in a few cases.