In the spirit of @jkenney encouraging people to "politely challenge" the misinformation around vaccines, three quick rebuttals to some of the most common ones for you! #abvax #COVID19AB [1/4]
If people think vaccines were too rushed:

They weren’t starting from scratch—much of the groundwork with spike proteins was done during the SARS outbreak in 2003 then continued with MERS, but MERS spread slowed before the research reached the final stages. [2/4]
If people think they cut too many safety corners:

They didn’t cut any corners on research, but because of unprecedented global investment and effort, they cut most of the bureaucratic corners. No waiting for grant applications to be approved! No red tape, just science. [3/4]
If people think the trials were rushed:

The trials went faster than expected in part because COVID numbers in the US in particular were so bad while trials were taking place. Hitting benchmarks to make the trial statistically sound went faster than anticipated as a result. [4/4]

And not a misinformation citation, but this interactive timeline from April 2020 is INCREDIBLE to read in hindsight—scientists achieved EVERY best case scenario goal:…

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10 Jun

A few reminders in anticipation. #abvax #COVID19AB [1/6]
If you CAN join the queue at 2:30PM, you’ll need to be able to have the tab open for about an hour until they launch it. It’ll tell you how many people are ahead of you in line and will say “The line is paused.” That just means they aren’t letting people in yet. [2/6]
Unlike 1st doses where you could book multiple people, you can only book a 2nd dose for 1 person at a time. If you need more than one spot, join the queue a 2nd time in a different browser or incognito window or have them on another device so you can aim for similar times. [3/6]
Read 7 tweets
9 Jun
168 walk-ins for first doses today at the Expo Centre in #yeg, where max vax capacity is in the thousands, is inexcusable. We’re hearing that the Telus walk-in in #yyc, with space for 2000 walk-ins today, had even fewer than Expo. #COVID19AB #abvax [1/6]
If there is a viable explanation for this that doesn’t involve sacrificing the health and safety of vulnerable people to try to meet that first dose target in time for the Stampede, we’re honestly not sure what it is. [2/6]
Our highest ever vaccination day was over 77,000 shots administered. Yesterday we saw less than half of that—not for lack of interest, but for lack of access. Doses aren’t being wasted, but TIME is. [3/6]
Read 6 tweets
9 Jun
Walk-in clinics for June 10 - FIRST DOSE ONLY
Brooks - Kinsmen Hall 9-3
Calgary - Telus Convention 8:20-7:20
Drumheller Fast Track Site 4-7:30
Edmonton Expo - 12:30-10
Ft McMurray - MacDonald Island Park 9:30-3:30
Grande Prairie - Montrose Cultural Centre 9-4
(1/3) #abvax
Walk-in clinics for June 10 - FIRST DOSE ONLY continued
High Level Native Friendship Centre 1-6:30
Magrath Community Health Centre 9-3
Raymond Health Centre 9-3
Red Deer Westerner Exhibition Hall 10-3
Stettler Fast Track Site 4-7:30
(2/3) #abvax
Walk-in clinics for June 10 - FIRST DOSE ONLY continued
Vegreville Fast Track Site 4:30-7:30
Wainwright Fast Track Site 4:30-7:30

Specific addresses at…

(3/3) #abvax
Read 4 tweets
28 May
We know anxiety and uncertainty is high around second doses right now, especially given the number of other provinces who have updated their guidelines and expected gap between doses. Here’s a quick rundown of what we know. #abvax #COVID19AB
We’re expecting it to be harder to get an appointment once 2nd doses open, so tell *everyone* you know who’s been stalling for no real reason to get their first shot ASAP. In most of the province they can get an appointment today or over the weekend!
It’s also a good time to see if you have any friends or family whose appointments are still a few weeks away, especially in the Calgary area where it was harder to get appointments. (It’s not any more!) Help them find an earlier appointment and cancel that later one!
Read 11 tweets
28 May
The Grange
Namao Centre
Bonnie Doon
Lewis Estates
Riverbend Square
Abbottsfield Mall
Terra Losa
#abvax (1/4)
Safeway/Sobeys Appointments for tomorrow 🚨 (
Tuscany Blvd
Forest Lawn
Aspen Landing
South Trail crossing
#abvax (2/4)
Safeway/Sobeys Appointments for tomorrow 🚨 (
Medicine Hat:
Medicine Hat Mall
Division Avenue

Sherwood Park:
Wye Road

Grande Prairie:
South View

West Lethbridge

Camrose cornerstone
#abvax (3/4)
Read 5 tweets
26 May
Kenney said they wished they could have made 2nd doses more available and need to wait for 1st dose demand to decline.

Unbooked AHS appts in #YYC: 2987. Safeway/Walmart/Co-op unbooked appts in #YYC: 2078.

Thousands more at other pharmacies and around the province. #COVID19AB
Quebec, Manitoba, BC, Saskatchewan have all moved the second dose timeline up to give second doses earlier. We have the doses. We have the appointments. What are we waiting for? We're wasting weeks of time that could be used for better protection. #COVID19AB #abvax
(Note that those AHS appointment numbers are for the next two weeks only.)
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