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TL;DR news on Alberta vaccine passport at April 22, 2023

The province says the new cards can be downloaded with an Alberta Health number, without the need for creating an online account and with minimal or no wait time. It says Albertans will still be able to use their existing immunization records, including those received at their vaccination. The most prominent potential medical exemption is a severe allergy or anaphylaxis to the vaccine. Officials announced the move in late August, shutting down any equalization to a vaccine passport. The support line hours have also been extended to better serve Albertans. "It's a huge loophole in the system." When Alberta's chief medical officer of health was asked about the apparent glitch, Dr. So the program in Alberta is consistent with other provincial mandates," Hinshaw told CTV News Edmonton on Thursday. Alberta's vaccine certificates aren't mandatory, but they allow businesses and customers to be exempt from the province's strict new public health measures. has had vaccine passports in place since September 13, and anyone in the province can now access the government's website to get their own proof of vaccination. Yukon Yukon's vaccine passports are much more different than the rest of Canada's. "There is not currently any need for any vaccine mandates at this point," Silver said, referring to Yukon's high vaccine uptake. This is a situation that will play out interestingly in Alberta, he added, where the province is now enforcing a slew of restrictions to confront a healthcare system threatening to collapse.