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COVID-19 vaccines

Learn about the COVID-19 vaccines, doses, side effects, and safety.

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Approved vaccines

The updated XBB COVID-19 vaccine (made to protect against the newest strains of COVID-19) will likely be available in the coming weeks. You should consider delaying your COVID-19 booster dose until this vaccine becomes available.

The following COVID-19 vaccines are approved for use in Canada:

mRNA vaccines:

  • Pfizer-BioNTech (Comirnaty Original [Non-Bivalent]) - available in Alberta
  • Pfizer-BioNTech (Comirnaty Bivalent) - available in Alberta
  • Moderna (SpikeVax Original [Non-Bivalent]) - available in Alberta
  • Moderna (SpikeVax Bivalent)

Viral vector-based vaccine:

  • AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria)

Protein-based vaccine:

  • Novavax (Nuvaxovid) - may not be available in Alberta, and its availability is not guaranteed


All Albertans six months of age and older are eligible to get the COVID-19 vaccine.

For more information on the latest COVID-19 vaccine eligibility information, visit the Government of Alberta website.

Get the vaccine

COVID-19 vaccines are free. Find out where you can get a COVID-19 vaccine.

Help children understand COVID-19

This fun and engaging game provides children and youth the opportunity to defend their health and those around them by understanding the importance of protecting themselves against the COVID-19 beast.

Current as of: August 2, 2023
Author: Provincial Immunization Program, Alberta Health Services
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