Alberta to drop COVID isolation guidance, close testing centres, allow more bivalent boosters – CBC

Province says most Albertans should now rely on rapid antigen tests

Mar 22, 2023

Alberta is making significant changes to its COVID-19 measures, scaling back on some protections while allowing additional bivalent booster doses for those in certain high-risk groups.

Scott Johnston, press secretary for the health minister, shared the changes Wednesday with CBC News. They cover testing, bivalent booster doses and isolation guidance.

The province says the changes are a step toward a “more sustainable approach to COVID-19.”

Bivalent boosters
According to Johnston, additional bivalent booster doses will soon be available for Albertans who are at higher risk of severe outcomes.

Starting on April 3, Albertans 65 and older and those 18 and older with immunocompromising conditions will be able to book and receive additional booster shots.

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