Alberta announces updated COVID-19 vaccine QR code for travel but website unavailable

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On Tuesday, the health minister told Albertans they plan to travel they will be able to download a new version of their COVID-19 vaccine record QR code the next day. But on Wednesday, the updated QR codes were not yet available.

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The new QR codes are being offered to Albertans planning to travel domestically and internationally. They will meet federal travel requirements.

Health Minister Jason Kopping said on Tuesday, “The federal government now requires Canadians 12 years of age and older to show proof of vaccination to board domestic and international flights as well as to board passenger trains. “

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“I am pleased to report 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 record and you’re not planning to travel, you don’t need to worry about the updated version,” Köpping said. “You can continue to use your previously saved or printed vaccine records with a QR code to access local businesses and locations that participate in the Restriction Waiver Program.

“If you are planning to go on a trip soon, go to alberta.ca covidrecords Starting tomorrow to set our new record and make our journey so much easier.”

On Wednesday, Alberta Health reported that there were problems accessing updated vaccine records and that it was “looking into it.”

Website alberta.ca covidrecords Alberta Health temporarily closed working on the issue.

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“You can continue to access Alberta Vaccine Records with a QR code at Alberta businesses and while traveling,” Alberta Health said in a series of messages on Twitter. “Please check with the Government of Canada and your destination for required travel documents prior to any inter-provincial or international travel.”

Latest COVID-19 numbers in Alberta

Alberta Health on Wednesday posted an update online on the COVID-19 situation in the province in which the government department said 464 new cases of the disease had been identified in the past 24 hours.

With the new cases, the total number of active coronavirus cases in Alberta now stands at 5,033. The Calgary zone has more active cases of the disease than any other area in the province (1,836), followed by the Edmonton zone (1,132), the north zone (883), the central zone (760) and the south zone (415). , These seven cases are such that they have not been linked to any particular zone.

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Alberta Health said there have been 3,231 deaths in the province linked to COVID-19 since the pandemic began, an increase of four from the day before.

The number of people receiving intensive care in hospital for COVID-19 rose to 97 on Wednesday. A day earlier, Alberta Health said 94 people were being treated in the ICU. However, the total number of Albertans hospitalized with COVID-19 fell to 470 on Wednesday, five fewer than the day before.

According to the Alberta government website, the most recent positivity rate in the province is reported to be 4.58 percent.

According to the government’s website, 88.5 percent of Albertans age 12 and older have now received at least one dose of the vaccine, while 83.4 percent have received at least two jabs.

according to a Coping’s TweetAs of 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, 42,860 appointments had been booked for a pediatric dose of the COVID-19 vaccine in , Alberta.

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