Due to staffing shortages, Covid-19 Rapid Antigen Testing is temporarily unavailable


 

Rapid Antigen Testing

Appointment required. Cost per screening: $30. 

Screening is available to anyone who meets the asymptomatic criteria below:

  • Be asymptomatic with no symptoms of COVID-19 (Fever, cough, shortness of breath or a sore throat).
  • Have not been in contact with someone known to have COVID-19 within the past 14 days
  • Have not been advised to quarantine in the last 14 days
  • Have not been advised to get tested for COVID-19 through an exposure notification
  • Have not previously tested positive for COVID-19 in the past 90 days (potential for false positive test result)

Your results from the rapid antigen screening will be ready in 15-20 minutes.  The Pharmacy Team will provide you with a signed result form to take home.

Travel Related Screening Test

If requesting an appointment for travel purposes, please remember to check the pre-travel requirements and advisories for your intended destination.  Calgary Co-op is not responsible for determining the timing required for your test.  For certain destinations, a Rapid Antigen Screening Test is accepted to provide as your negative viral test for travel purposes, but some countries still require a COVID-19 PCR Test instead.  Requirements for travel are changing frequently and each destination is different.  It is the responsibility of the passenger to check the entry requirements and what type of test is needed for the intended destination.

Third Dose Eligibility

The following groups of Albertans are currently eligible for a third dose of a COVID-19 vaccine:

  • All Albertans age 18 and older whose second dose was administered at least five (5) calendar months ago.
  • Individuals with eligible immunocompromising conditions or medications which affect the immune system eligible at least eight weeks after receiving their second dose.  Immunization for immunocompromised individuals should occur at a time when the individual is most likely to mount an immune response. Physician consultation is recommended regarding the timing of immunization based on the individual’s treatment. Click here to determine if you are eligible. 
  • Albertans can receive either mRNA (Moderna or Pfizer) vaccine for their booster, independent of what vaccine(s) they previously received, and should be encouraged to get whatever vaccine is available. 

Fourth Dose Eligibility

Albertans 18 years of age and older living with eligible immunocompromising conditions or medications (such as methotrexate, high dose corticosteroids and others) will be eligible to receive a fourth dose of COVID-19 vaccine if at least 5 months has passed since they received their third dose. Click here to determine if you are eligible.

Additional doses for travel will only be provided to Albertans who are travelling to a jurisdiction that does not accept Covishield/AstraZeneca or mixed doses at this time. Albertans are responsible for planning ahead to ensure they are aware of the travel requirements of where they are travelling to and ensuring they have enough time before travel date to receive any additional doses.

Vaccination Records & QR Codes 

To access your COVID-19 proof of vaccination record please click here.

The COVID Records Helpdesk is available to assist Albertans in finding solutions to common problems they may encounter when accessing their Alberta COVID-19 vaccine records.  It can be found at: https://www.alberta.ca/covid-records-helpdesk.aspx
 
For questions or issues that cannot be resolved using the tips listed on the COVID Records Helpdesk page, Albertans can be directed to contact:
Alberta Covid Records Support:
Toll free: 1-888-527-1224
Email: COVID19Record@gov.ab.ca

Booking Update

COVID-19 vaccine appointments need to be booked through the Alberta Vaccine Booking System (AVBS). The AVBS booking page can be accessed using the link below or directly at https://bookvaccine.alberta.ca/vaccine/s/. Once you register yourself, you can pick one of our Calgary Co-op pharmacies to book your appointment. 

Walk-in appointments are available at select pharmacies. 

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Important Information Before Your Dose

Appointments must be booked through Alberta Health Services for patients that have undergone a double mastectomy or have bilateral lymph node damage / removal.

COVID-19 vaccines can now be co-administered with, or given before or after other vaccines with no minimum spacing, including influenza vaccine.

In order to receive the COVID-19 vaccination, you must be asymptomatic and not had a positive COVID-19 test result in the last 14 days.

All individuals must show their Alberta Health Care card to be eligible for their COVID-19 vaccine. Don't forget to wear a short sleeve shirt.

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