On Tuesday, Health Minister Albertans, who was planning to travel, said they would be able to download a new version of their COVID-19 vaccine QR code the next day. But on Wednesday, updated QR codes were not yet available.
The new QR codes are offered to Albertans planning to travel domestically and internationally. They will meet the federal travel requirements.
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“The federal government now requires Canadians 12 years and older to show proof of vaccination to board domestic and international flights as well as to get on passenger trains,” Health Minister Jason Copping said Tuesday.
“I’m pleased to share that Alberta’s QR code vaccine record will be updated tomorrow, November 24, to meet the recommended Canadian standard for domestic and international travel.”
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“If you already have your QR code vaccination and do not plan to travel, you do not have to worry about the updated version,” Copping added. “You can continue to use your already saved or printed vaccine journal with the QR Code to access local businesses and venues participating in the Restriction Exemption Program.
“If you’re planning to go on a trip soon, visit alberta.ca covidrecords from tomorrow to get your new record and make your journey so much easier.”
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On Wednesday, Alberta Health reported that there was a problem accessing the updated vaccine journal, and it “investigated it.”
The website alberta.ca covidrecords was temporarily shut down while Alberta Health worked on the issue.
“You can continue to use the Alberta vaccine record with a QR code at companies in Alberta and while traveling,” Alberta Health said in a series of Twitter announcements. “Please check the required travel documents with the Government of Canada and your destination prior to any interprovincial or international travel.”
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Alberta Health on Wednesday released an online update on the COVID-19 situation in the province, in which the government said 464 new cases of the disease were identified over the past 24 hours.
With the new cases, the total number of active coronavirus cases in Alberta is now 5,033. The Calgary zone has more active cases of the disease than any other region in the province (1,836), followed by the Edmonton zone (1,132), the northern zone (883), the central zone (760) and the southern zone (415). There are seven cases that have not been linked to any particular zone.
Alberta Health said there have now been 3,231 deaths in the province associated with COVID-19 since the pandemic began, increasing the total number by four from a day earlier.
The number of people receiving intensive care in the hospital for COVID-19 rose slightly Wednesday to 97. A day earlier, Alberta Health said 94 people were being treated in intensive care units. However, the total number of Albertans admitted with COVID-19 dropped to 470 on Wednesday, five drops from a day earlier.
According to the Alberta Government’s website, the latest positivity rate reported to the province is 4.58 percent.
According to the government’s website, 88.5 percent of Albertans aged 12 and older have now received at least one dose of a vaccine, while 83.4 percent have received at least two jabs.
According to one tweet from Copping42,860 appointments had been booked in Alberta for the pediatric doses of the COVID-19 vaccine from 6 p.m. 11:30 Wednesday.
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