After a delay last week, vaccines will be made available to workers at the Cargill plant near High River and all other federally and provincially certified meat-packing plants this week.

Premier Jason Kenney and Health Minister Tyler Shandro made the announcement on Monday, April 26th, along with some details on how the vaccinations will be administered.

They plan to offer at least one dose of vaccination to over 15,000 workers at 136 plants across the province through a number of means, including AHS clinics, on-site clinics, and pharmacies.

Shandro also announced a pilot project to be held at the High River plant by University of Calgary researchers centred around vaccine hesitancy, wherein on-site translators and translated materials will be provided to workers.

Anyone not covered by the initial clinics will be provided with a letter that can be used to receive immunization at future AHS immunization clinics or pharmacies.

Workers at meat processing facilities were identified as being eligible under Phase 2C of the rollout.