Alberta Vaccine

A new mobile COVID-19 vaccine clinic has administered more than 375 doses since it embarked on its journey in Kananaskis a little more than a week ago. 

The bus, run by the Industry for Vaccination Coalition and Alberta Health, has stopped in Banff, Lake Louise, Calgary, Edmonton and Jasper so far. 

It parked for four hours at the Heritage Festival in Edmonton on July 31 while two volunteers helped answer questions and directed people to the bus. 

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Sarah Mackey with Vax Hunters Alberta, said she connected with people on the ground to share information about the COVID-19 vaccine.

"There were quite a few people who clearly had just uncertainty and legitimate concerns about getting vaccinated," Mackey said. "People are just worried, they're anxious, it's a stressful time." 

She and fellow volunteers, Janaya Matheson and Sara Borchiellini, have managed the Vax Hunters AB Twitter account since April, promoting ways to get more people vaccinated. 

"We've been on social media a lot the last couple months, so it was really great to be out talking to people face-to-face and being able to address those hesitations and get people vaccinated," she said. 

Mackey said to address the more nuanced concerns, she directed people to speak to the nurses on the bus. 

Vaccine mission

The mobile vaccination clinic is the brainchild of the Industry for Vaccination Coalition, a collaboration of 20 businesses and non-profit groups that formed earlier this year.


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