COVID-19

 

Westgrove Clinic is proud to announce that we are a 100% fully vaccinated clinic against COVID-19!  Westgrove Clinic has been championing the COVID-19 vaccine since long before it was available to all Albertans. Thanks in part to our very own Dr. Squires, who worked diligently to get the vaccine in family physician offices across Alberta, Westgrove Clinic is able to provide COVID-19 vaccines to our patient population and the general public in the Spruce Grove, Stony Plain, and Parkland County areas.



Westgrove Clinic will be regulary restocking the Pfizer and Moderna brands of COVID-19 vaccine, and will open booking schedules as vaccine arrives.

To book an appointment to recieve a COVID-19 Vaccine from one of our nurses or pharmacists here in Westgrove Clinic, please call us at (780) 962-9888 ext. 1 or go to our COVID-19 vaccine online booking page. 


Vaccines are also still readily available through pharmacies and AHS. 
(For eligiblity details please visit www.alberta.ca/covid19-vaccine)

Vaccine Eligibility Criteria

1st and 2nd doses are available to: all Albertans aged 12 and older (born in 2009 or earlier).  Second doses should be booked 28 days after a first dose.  

3rd (booster) doses are available to: those aged 75 and older, First Nations, Inuit and Metis people aged 65 and older, seniors living in congregate care facilities, immunocompromised and travellers to jurisdictions where AstraZeneca / Covishield or mixed doses are not recognized.  3rd doses should be booked 6 months after your second dose (with the exception of travellers who had received AstraZeneca). 

Q: What immunocompromized conditions are eligible to get a 3rd (booster) dose? 

A: You are eligible for an additional dose of the COVID-19 vaccine ONLY if you:

  • Recipients of chimeric antigen receptor (CAR)-T-cell therapy 
  • Individuals with moderate to severe primary immunodeficiency (for example, DiGeorge syndrome, Wiskott-Aldrich syndrome)
  • Individuals with Stage 3 or advanced HIV infection and acquired immunodeficiency syndrome
  • Individuals undergoing mmunosuppressive therapies (e.g., anti-B cell therapies, high-dose systemic corticosteroids, alkylating agents, antimetabolites, or tumor-necrosis factor (TNF) inhibitors and other biologic agents)
  • Transplant recipients, including solid organ transplants and hematopoietic stem cell transplants.
  • Individuals with chronic kidney disease who are receiving regular dialysis.
  • Individuals in active cancer treatment (chemotherapy, immunotherapy or targeted therapies), excluding those receiving only hormonal therapy, radiation therapy or surgery.
  • Individuals on certain medications for autoimmune diseases, including rituximab, ocrelizumab and ofatumumab

 

 


 
Latest COVID-19 News and Information


Sept 19, 2021 - Printable Vaccine Records

All Albertans can now easily get a printable wallet sized vaccine record through Alberta Government's new express system at: alberta.ca/CovidRecords.
It's fast and easy and no account is required.  You will need your Alberta Health Care number, birthdate, and month/year of your vaccination.   Once you input your information you can print or download the card.  

Please note: If you were vaccinated recently (in the last 2-3 weeks) it may not show up here yet, it can take up to 3 weeks for your online records to be updated after your vaccination. 

What to do if you notice incorrect information on your vaccine record from Alberta Health or MyHealth Records:

1) If yourCOVID-19 vaccination record has missing or incorrect information, contact the eHealth Netcare Support Services Team for assistance.

2) Vaccinated outside Alberta

  • If you or your children under 18 were partially or fully vaccinated outside of Alberta, you can update your health records by submitting your out-of-province/country immunization records online through ahs.ca/vaccineregistry.
  • Submitted records will be reviewed by AHS. Verified information will be available on alberta.ca/CovidRecords and your MyHealth Records account in up to 2 weeks.

Sept 16, 2021- COVID-19 Vaccines Given Full Approval by Health Canada

All COVID-19 Vaccines (Pfizer, Moderna, AstraZeneca and Johnson & Johnson) available in Canada have received full Health Canada approval.  With the full approval comes some new names for the vaccines: Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine will now be known as “Comirnaty,”  Moderna’s, will now be known as “Spikevax” and AstraZeneca’s will be called “Vaxzevria.”   The change is in name only, there are no changes to the vaccines themselves.

For more information visit the Health Canada website at: Health Canada Approved COVID-19 Vaccines


Sept 16, 2021 - Vaccine Exemption Requests

Physicians are highly unlikely to provide patients with an exemption from COVID-19 vaccination.  At this point in time there are virtually no medical conditions that universally warrant a complete exemption from a COVID-19 vaccine.  Physicians will only offer an exemption based on the latest medical evidence from authorities like Alberta Health, Alberta Health Services, the National Advisory Council on Immunization and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.  

If you have questions, please review the Exemption Requests: Patient FAQs document linked here.
For a list of the current exemption criteria, please review the Medical Exemptions to Mandatory Vaccine document linked here
University of Waterloo document explaining what IS and what IS NOT a reason for COVID-19 Vaccine medical Exemption: COVID-19 Vaccine Medical Exemptions


Sept 16, 2021 - Vaccine Records and More Available via MyHealth Records 

You can now access your COVID-19 vaccine records, your and/or your child's COVID-19 test results, and other routine test results in MyHealth Records.  A MyHealth Records account gives you one, secure place to see​ your health information, including: Immunizations you’ve had in Alberta, medications administered from community pharmacies, and lab test results (including COVID-19 test results).  

MyHealth Records is an Alberta Government intiative, Westgrove Clinic is not involved with MyHealth Records and we are not able to help you sign up for MyHealth Records.  If you would like additional information, please go to https://myhealth.alberta.ca/myhealthrecords

If you need help or have questions about using MyHealth Records, call their support line at 1-844-401-4016​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​.


Sept 16, 2021 - New Vaccine Requirements and COVID-19 Measures in Alberta

Alberta has declared a state of public health emergency and will implement new health measures to expand capacity, increase vaccination rates and reduce transmission of COVID-19.

Please visit: New Public Health Measures Provincewide (Sep 16) for a complete list of new restrictions in effect. 


Sept 3, 2021 - Vaccine Incentives

Alberta government has announced new vaccine incentives: 

  • A one-time incentive of $100 is now available for all Albertans age 18 or older who receive a first or second dose of vaccine between Sept. 3 and Oct. 14.
    After vaccination, eligible Albertans will be able to register online here.   Alberta Health will validate registrations against provincial immunization data. The website will be available starting on Sept. 13. If Albertans do not have access to a computer, they can contact 310-0000 for assistance, starting after Sept. 13. 

Please visit alberta.ca/covid19-vaccine for the most up to date information on booking for a vaccine, vaccine incentives, vaccine records, vaccine eligibility, and what to expect after your vaccine. 


August 31, 2021 - COVID-19 Vaccine Booster Shots (3rd Dose)

Third COVID-19 vaccine doses will be available starting September 1 for seniors in congregate care facilities and immunocompromised Albertans.

Seniors living in congregate care will be eligible to receive their third dose approximately 5 months after their second dose. Residents will receive their third doses at their facilities and don’t need to book appointments.

Albertans with eligible immunocompromising conditions can receive their additional dose 8 weeks after their second dose. A list of qualifying conditions is available at alberta.ca/vaccine.

If you haven’t gotten vaccinated yet, we will be getting more vaccine in stock soon, please call the clinic at (780) 962-9888 ext. 1 to book.  Vaccines are also still readily available through pharmacies and AHS. 

Jun 30, 2021 - Quarantine Guidelines

As more Albertans receive their immunizations, quarantine guidelines have changed.   

If you are partially immunized (received 1 dose two or more weeks ago), and have been in close contact with an individual with COVID-19, you must quarantine for 10 days.  You should get a COVID test 7 days after your last exposure to the person with COVID-19.  If your test is negative and you have no symptoms, your quarantine is over.  If your test is positive you must isolate for 10 days from the date of your test.  
If you develop symptoms, get tested right away.

if you are fully immunized (have received your second vaccine dose two or more weeks ago), and have been in close contact with an individual with COVID-19, you do not have to quarantine as long as you don't have symptoms.  If you develop symptoms, get tested for COVID right away, you must quarantine until you receive a negative test result.  If your test result is negative, stay home until your symptoms go away.  If you test positive, you must isolate for at least 10 days after your symptoms started.  

Please visit the Alberta Health Services Quarantine for Immunized Individuals website for more details and for the most up to date guidelines.  


June 15, 2020 - In Office Appointments

  • You will be screened for COVID-19 symptoms multiple times:
    • COVID symptom screening will occur when you book your appointment and when you arrive at the clinic.
    • Patients who answer “yes” to any COVID symptom screening questions will not be allowed to enter the clinic, and will be directed to contact Alberta Health at 811.
    • Staff members are also subject to COVID symptom screening daily, and will not be allowed to enter the clinic if they answer “yes” to any of the screening questions
    • If you have had any of the following flu-like symptoms within the last 10 days, do not come into the clinic, call 811 or visit www.alberta.com/covid19:
      • Fever
      • runny nose
      • shortness of breath
      • difficulty breathing
      • cough
      • sore throat

March 14, 2020

Do you know what to do if you think you have COVID-19 or think you have been exposed to someone who has COVID-19?

If you have symptoms such as fever, cough, difficulty breathing, sore throat or runny nose, and/or have traveled outside Canada, or have been exposed to someone who has COVID-19, stay home and call Health Link 811.  Do not go to a physician's office, a health care facility or a lab without counsulting Health Link 811 first.


Alberta's COVID-19 Self Assessment tool is available for use online! If you're unsure if you need to be tested, click the link below to use the tool.
My Health Alberta COVID Self Assessment Tool

 For more information and the latest news on COVID-19, please go to: 
https://www.albertahealthservices.ca/topics/Page16944.aspx


 

COVID-19 Printable Resources





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