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 into 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 not be restocking COVID-19 vaccine.  
Vaccines are 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 5 and older.  Second doses should be booked 4 weeks after a first dose for those 12 and older, and 8 weeks after a first dose for children 5-11.  

3rd (booster) doses are available to:  all Albertans 18 and over, immunocompromised Albertans aged 12 and older.   3rd doses should be booked 5 months after your second dose (with the exception of travellers who had received AstraZeneca). 

 


 
Latest COVID-19 News and Information


Nov 30, 2021 - Telephone Town Hall, Topic: Vaccines for Children

Dr. Deena Hinshaw and other physicians came together with Albertans for a conversation about the COVID-19 vaccine for children aged 5 to 11. Doctors answered your questions about the vaccine, its effectiveness and safety for children.

Listen to the town hall here: www.alberta.ca


November 19, 2021 - Pfizer Covid Vaccine Approved for Kids 5 to 11 years old

Health Canada has approved the Pfizer Covid vaccine for kids aged 5-11, immunizations for this group will be provided by Alberta Health Services.  Westgrove Clinic cannot provide the Covid immunization to this age group at this time.   Alberta Health Services booking will begin once the province receives vaccine shipments.  To prepare, you can pre-register your kids on the AHS website at: https://bookvaccine.alberta.ca/vaccine/s/

If you have questions or would like more information about COVID-19 Immunization for children under 12, please visit albertahealthservices.ca/topics/Page17746.aspx


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. 


July 29, 2021 - Quarantine Guidelines

Albertans are legally required to isolate if you tested positive, or if you have any core symptoms not related to a pre-existing illness or health condition until you test negative.

If you develop symptoms,  take the online assessment to arrange testing 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 5- 10 days (depending on your vaccination status) after your symptoms started.  

Please visit the Alberta Health Services Isolation and Quarantine Requirements 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


 

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