COVID-19 Vaccinations

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NOTICE: All visitors to U of A campuses must follow all campus safety protocols. Visit the Campus Safety Checklist to find out what you need to know before and during a visit to U of A campuses.


COVID-19 Vaccine Eligibility Guidelines

COVID-19 immunizations are available to eligible Albertans at no cost as long as you meet the eligibility criteria. Alberta Health determines the eligibility guidelines for COVID-19 vaccinations.

View eligibility guidelines and current vaccination stages

Note:

  • Health Sciences students in practicums are currently eligible for the COVID-19 vaccination. View updates related to timelines for COVID-19 vaccinations and routine immunization standards for health science students in clinical placements.
  • If you are an Alberta resident who has been vaccinated outside Alberta or Canada, you can upload your out-of-province vaccination records using the Alberta Health Services Vaccination Registry.

COVID-19 Vaccinations on Campus

University Health Centre is booking vaccination appointments for the Moderna vaccine.

NOTE:

  • Vaccine appointments at the UHC are currently open to everyone with an Alberta Health Care card. If you have out-of-province or out-of-country health insurance you can request a vaccine appointment by calling 811. 
  • Immunizations are not available on the Augustana campus. Students, staff and faculty may receive an immunization through the UHC on North Campus. Book your vaccination online through the link below. Immunizations are also available in Camrose through Alberta Health Services.

BOOK ONLINE

If you wish to be contacted for same-day last-minute appointments, please complete the waitlist form.

Sign up for the waitlist


UHC Pharmacy is also booking vaccination appointments. Visit their website for vaccine information and eligibility.


Guiding Information: International Travel and Vaccinations (Updated July 6, 2021)
  • International students are encouraged to explore vaccine options with the health authority in their home country. The Alberta Chief Medical Officer of Health recommends that all individuals get vaccinated with an available COVID-19 vaccine to protect their own health and that of the public. They recommend not waiting to get vaccinated.

  • Alberta Health Services(AHS) advises that international students and visitors who have partially or fully completed their COVID-19 vaccination series with a vaccine that has not been approved for use in Canada (e.g. China's Sinovac and Sinopharm, Russia's Sputnik V and India's Covaxin) are eligible to get re-vaccinated for free with vaccines approved by Health Canada (e.g. currently Pfizer, Moderna, Janssen-Johnson & Johnsononce they are in Alberta.

  • Please note that due to vaccine availability, individuals seeking vaccination may not be able to book an AHS vaccination more than 1-2 weeks in advance.

  • If you are fully vaccinated, with a Health Canada approved vaccine, travelling by air, you will not be required to stay at a government-authorized hotel, but you must still present a suitable quarantine plan. You can quarantine at your final destination while awaiting your results and will not be required to complete a 14-day quarantine if the results are negative. There are no changes to Canada’s current border measures for travellers who are not fully vaccinated. These persons are required to quarantine for 14 days while awaiting the results of the COVID-19 test administered upon entry into Canada.
  • International students who are travelling to Canada, including those who have been fully or partially vaccinated in their home country, are required to quarantine for 14 days while awaiting the results of the COVID-19 test administered upon entry into Canada. Such quarantine is currently required regardless of whether the individual's vaccine was or was not approved by Health Canada.

  • COVID-19 vaccinations are being offered on-campus to students, faculty and staff. Due to Alberta Health Service restrictions, we can only vaccinate individuals who have an Alberta Health Care insurance number. All other individuals should contact 811 Health Link to book their free vaccination at one of the AHS vaccination clinics.

  • Regardless of the type of COVID-19 vaccine that an international student or visitor has received, it is important to bring any vaccine documentation provided by the student's health authority to avoid confusion and ensure the health and safety of the student.

COVID-19 Vaccines and U of A: What You Need to Know

COVID-19 Information for the U of A Community

Audience

Employees, Students

Category
Health Wellness
Provider
Provost