Alberta’s second-dose vaccination schedule has been moved up.
When can I book the second dose of my COVID-19 vaccine?
Anyone aged 12 and up is now eligible for their first and second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.
Which vaccine should I get?
If you received an mRNA vaccine (Pfizer or Moderna) for your first dose: You should get an mRNA vaccine for your second dose to become fully vaccinated.
If you received AstraZeneca for your first dose: you can choose either the AstraZeneca vaccine or an mRNA vaccine (Pfizer/Moderna) for your second dose. The Government of Canada has said:
- An mRNA vaccine is now preferred as the second dose for individuals who received a first dose of the AstraZeneca vaccine.
- However, people who received two doses of AstraZeneca vaccine can rest assured that the vaccine provides good protection against infection and very good protection against severe disease and hospitalization.