AHS asks some immunization site attendees to be tested for COVID-19 due to small risk of potential exposure

March 30, 2021

CALGARY – Alberta Health Services (AHS) is asking some individuals who attended the South Calgary Health Centre for COVID-19 immunization on March 23 and March 25 to book a test as a precautionary measure, due to potential exposure to a healthcare worker who has since tested positive for COVID-19.

The healthcare worker worked at the site from 8 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. on March 23 and from 8 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. on March 25.

AHS is reaching out to the individuals directly and only those who are contacted by Health Link require testing.

Risk of exposure is believed to be low due to the continuous and correct use of PPE at the site, as well as the strict COVID-19 safety protocols in place.

However, out of an abundance of caution, we are contacting 49 members of the public, who attended the site for their appointments on the dates and during the timeframes outlined above, to be tested for COVID-19.

Strict COVID-19 safety protocols remain in place at all vaccination sites for the protection of both staff and clients.

Alberta Health Services is the provincial health authority responsible for planning and delivering health supports and services for more than four million adults and children living in Alberta. Its mission is to provide a patient-focused, quality health system that is accessible and sustainable for all Albertans.