COVID-19 Vaccination Information, Facts, and How to Book Your Appointment

Book your COVID-19 vaccination with AHS

Why Vaccinate?

Vaccines make our immune systems stronger by building antibodies to help fight and prevent serious disease. Because COVID-19 is a new virus, no one has natural immunity. Getting vaccinated is the most effective means of protecting yourself, your loved ones and the community from COVID-19.

Who should get it?

  • Moderna has been tested and approved for people 18 and over
  • Pfizer BioNTech is approved for people 12 and over.

Who should consult a doctor first?

  • Anyone who is pregnant.
  • Anyone who has an autoimmune disorder or is immunocompromised.
  • Those with past allergic reactions to vaccines.


  • Prevents severe illness and death by 80-90%.

How it works

  • Uses mRNA technology to teach cells how to make a protein to activate an immune response and make antibodies to fight the real virus. MRNA is a standard way the body translates instructions into protein building instructions.
  • *It does not change your DNA.

Possible side effects

  • Pain in your arm, body chills, feeling tired or feverish are common.
  • Allergic reactions are rare.
  • No major safety concerns have been identified

References and Additional Information

COVID-19 information for health care professionals:
Worker Safety Moment Healthcare Worker COVID-19 Immunization (

COVID-19 information for Albertans: 

Frequently asked questions about COVID-19:

Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Frequently Asked Questions – Public (   

Stick together, stick with facts:


Comparison of COVID-19, Influenza and common cold:


COVID-19 myth busters:


Long COVID information and resources for health care workers:


How to book COVID-19 Immunization through AHS and Pharmacy:

COVID-19 Immunization Booking | Alberta Health Services

How to access COVID-19 immunization record:


Frequently asked questions about Immunization records:

Vaccine hesitancy research:

Vaccine Hesitancy Handout (
16vol42_12-ar-02-eng.pdf (
Addressing vaccine hesitancy in the context of COVID-19: A primer for health care providers –