Alberta Mirror

Tuesday, November 29, 2022

Alberta’s restrictions exemption plans won’t be modified to add kids, Kenney announces

Key takeaways: 

  • ‘It would be wrong to younger children to reject them, to further discredit them.’ 
  • Modification denied by Jason Kenney. 

Alberta’s restriction exemption scheme: 

Despite whether they are injected, kids aged five to 11 will not be subjected to Alberta’s restrictions exemption program, Premier Jason Kenney declared Tuesday.

“We want parents to take the time they need to assess their situation, review the data and make the best choice for their kids and their family,” Kenney spoke at a press conference. Source –

“We don’t want people to feel rushed or pressured,” he stated. “The pandemic has been a trying time for every Albertan, and younger children and their parents are certainly no exception.” Source –

The vaccine passport did not refer to kids under 12 when it was launched at the beginning of September and that won’t change, even though pediatric vaccinations for COVID-19 have been reported in Alberta and parents can start reserving appointments beginning Wednesday morning.

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Kids have already dedicated a lot to assisting keep others protected, Kenney told.

“Eventually, we felt that it would be unfair to younger children to exclude them, to further stigmatize them especially given their low risk for severe outcomes from COVID-19.” Source –

Kenney started making 391,000 children suitable for vaccines suggests about 94 per cent of the region’s residents can be vaccinated.

The initial pediatric shots will be provided on Friday after the region gives them to about 120 positions — largely Alberta Health Services clinics and drugstores — throughout the region.

Arrangements must be booked within the Alberta Vaccine Booking System at or by calling Health Link at 811. Walk-ins are not possible.

The vaccines will not be offered in schools, told Alberta Health Minister Jason Copping.

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