Alberta Health Services - COVID-19 Swabbing and Immunization Services

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March, 21 - July, 30 2021
Tickets: ONGOING - APPOINTMENTS AS REQUIRED through AHS


Alberta Health Services - COVID-19 Swabbing and Immunization Services

Please note both COVID-19 swabbing and immunizations remain available by appointment only. Drops-ins are not permitted.

To book an appointment visit:

Vaccine appointments or

COVID-19 testing appointments

Vaccine

Red Deer Transit – Route Information

Updated as of June 1, 2021.

The Red Deer Transit Bus will be coming one way through the Westerner Park grounds and stopping eastbound on the roadway by the fire hydrant just east of the crosswalk. Please see site map here.

The bus times will be as follows:

Monday – Saturday buses will arrive at 27 minutes after each hour with the last bus coming through Westerner Park at 7:27 pm.

Sunday buses will arrive at 27 minutes after each hour with the last bus coming through Westerner Park at 7:27 pm. The first bus on Sunday departs Sorensen Station at 8:15 am.

 

Alberta speeding up second-dose appointments

Updated as of May 5, 2021.

After offering vaccine to Albertans most at risk for severe outcomes, Alberta has now progressed to Phase 3, where everyone over the age of 12 can make an appointment to receive their first dose.

Alberta’s vaccine rollout continues to reach new milestones, with more than 2.8 million doses administered to date and 63.4 per cent of Albertans aged 12-plus having received at least one dose.

Albertans will be able to schedule second-dose appointments in the order they received their first doses.

Anyone vaccinated in March or earlier can book their second dose starting June 1.
Anyone vaccinated in April can book their second dose starting June 14.
Anyone vaccinated in May can book their second dose starting June 28.
A single dose of COVID-19 vaccine offers at least 80 per cent protection against severe outcomes, including hospitalization and death. However, second doses are needed to get the best and most long-lasting protection against the virus.

Alberta is a national leader in second doses, with 10.4 per cent of eligible Albertans already fully protected with two doses.

Click here for full government news release.

All Albertans 12+ eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine

Updated as of May 5, 2021.

After offering vaccine to Albertans most at risk for severe outcomes, Alberta has now progressed to Phase 3, where everyone over the age of 12 can make an appointment to receive their first dose.

With this expansion, 3.8 million Albertans will become eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine.

To avoid overwhelming booking systems, appointments will be staggered in two age groups.

Starting on May 6, every Albertan 30 or older (born in 1991 or earlier), can book an appointment through Alberta Health Services or a participating pharmacy.
On May 10, appointment bookings will expand to include Albertans ages 12 to 29 (born in 2009 to 1992).

More than 1.66 million doses of vaccine have now been administered across the province. All vaccine appointments will continue to rely on the incoming supply to Alberta.

Walk-ins (for AstraZeneca / Covishield Only)

Hours of Operation:
Apr. 21 - 25
9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Updated as of April 21, 2021.

Located at 4847A 19 St. Red Deer, AB. Please follow traffic signs to the Westerner Park -  Exhibition Hall.

Limited walk-ins are available on a first-come, first-served basis for the AstraZeneca / Covishield vaccine for Albertans born in 1981 or before at the locations below or through participating pharmacies. Appointments are not required for walk-ins. We do recommend booking an appointment using the options above to secure your spot.

Immunization Services Information

Updated as of April 15, 2021.

Located at 4847A 19 St. Red Deer, AB. Please follow traffic signs to the Westerner Park -  Exhibition Hall.

There are 2 entrances, please use the IMMUNIZATION entrance.

There is a long walk to the registration desk, please bring any mobility aids you may need. There are wheelchairs and support on-site.

You will be screened for eligibility to receive the vaccine according to provincial guidelines when you present for your appointment. Please bring your Alberta Healthcare card and work ID if applicable. It is very important you attend your scheduled appointments, however, do not come if you are sick.

COVID screening will be completed upon arrival at the facility and masks are required and provided.

If you cannot attend your appointment, please RESCHEDULE through the online booking system, or by calling 811.

For questions, please do not call Westerner Park, please call 811.

 

COVID-19 Swabbing & Testing

Updated as of April 15, 2021.

*** UPDATED LOCATION – This is no longer a drive-through testing center. Please follow the signs, and use the SOUTH entrance for COVID testing. Do NOT enter through the Immunization clinic. ***

The assessment center is now located at the Exhibition Hall at Westerner Park. The address is 4847A 19 St. Red Deer.

Follow the traffic signs for parking spaces in front of the Exhibition Hall and enter the hall through the SOUTH entrance for COVID testing.

Please do not use the immunization clinic entrance.

Clients have to walk from the parking lot to the testing site entrance. Please bring any mobility aids that might be needed in order to access the site. There are a few parking spots closer to the entrance for those with mobility issues.

Please bring your Alberta Health Card and picture ID for verification.
PLEASE DO NOT EAT OR DRINK ANYTHING AT LEAST ONE HOUR PRIOR TO BEING SWABBED
Please do not use antiseptic mouthwash at least one hour prior to being swabbed
Please do NOT come early for your swabbing appointment, arriving on time is sufficient.

For questions, please do not call Westerner Park, please call 811.


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COVID-19 swabbing and immunization moving under one roof (Red Deer)

March 16, 2021

Larger location increases capacity and enhances safety

RED DEER — COVID-19 swabbing and immunization services will soon be located in a single, new site in Red Deer, following a move to Westerner Park later this month.

Immunization services will begin at the new Westerner Park facility on March 21, and swabbing appointments will open at the site on March 29.

The new Westerner Park site will replace the current External Assessment Centre, which has been providing COVID-19 swabbing since early last year, as well as immunizations since January, 2021.

Additional immunizations have been provided at the Johnstone Crossing Community Health Centre, however that site will focus on providing other core public health services once the Westerner Park site opens later this month.

The larger space at Westerner Park will house the required capacity for Red Deer, for both COVID-19 swabbing and immunization. Additionally this site will offer increased capacity for immunization if needed based on vaccine supply. Both operations will continue to be provided in line with all applicable public health measures.

Health Link and the AHS online booking tool will be updated to reflect the changes. Residents currently booked for immunizations starting March 21 will be notified of the new location for their appointment by the AHS auto dialer and email reminders.

Please note both COVID-19 swabbing and immunizations remain available by appointment only. Drops-ins are not permitted. To book an appointment visit www.ahs.ca/covid.

In addition, eligible Albertans can book appointments through participating pharmacies on the Blue Cross website.

We continue to ask that all individuals wait in their cars until 5 minutes before their appointment time, and not to arrive more than 10 minutes early.


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Westerner Park follows the guidance documents on Alberta Biz Connect and implements measures that comply with public health requirements to reduce the risk of COVID-19 among staff, volunteers, and guests.

We follow the direction and best practices of Alberta Health Services (AHS) and the Alberta occupational health and safety (OHS) legislation protocol for respiratory viruses in the workplace as well as the best practices of the International Association of Fairs and Exposition and the Canadian Association of Fairs and Exposition.

Alberta Health Services encourages all Albertans to visit alberta.ca/COVID19 for the latest information, guidance, and resources


Please note, event details are provided by the event organizer and may change without notice. 

Parking fees will no longer be charged for events happening at Westerner Park. Instead, a small facility fee on each ticket will be implemented. The new fee structure will lower the overall cost to guests while helping keep Westerner Park financially sustainable. Click here for more details.


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March 21 - July 30, 2021
Tickets: ONGOING - APPOINTMENTS AS REQUIRED through AHS

Event Parking

Parking fees will no longer be charged for events happening at Westerner Park.

For more information about the new fee structure and lower overall cost, please click here.

 

* When standard parking fees are in effect