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Written by Nick Heer.

Over One Hundred Thousand Albertans Aged Thirty and Older Book Vaccines in First Five Hours of Eligibility

Alex Antoneshyn, CTV News:

Albertans born in 1991 or earlier were able to book a COVID-19 vaccine appointment starting Thursday.

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In less than five hours, 100,000 appointments had been made, AHS spokesperson Kerry Williamson said.

We are in the midst of two thousand daily positive cases reported every day in Alberta, and some of the strictest measures taken since last spring to try to course correct. This is such welcome news.

I refreshed a couple of seconds after the queue opened up and there were already two thousand people ahead of me in line. I opened a tab on another computer — I know how these things work — and not twenty seconds later there were another thousand people in front. Still, I was able to book an appointment for early next week within a couple of minutes of exiting the queue. An absolutely painless and well-run experience. I am looking forward to a more relaxed summer.