Albertan can now download a new verification app with a QR code.
Premier Jason Kenney said Tuesday the free Alberta COVID Records Verifier app is now available on Apple Store and Google Play.
Businesses requiring vaccine passports can scan the code and, if it’s authentic, a green light will show up.
Kenney said the QR code will contain no personal information.
Officials said the “show and go” system will be fully implemented by November 15.
Kenney said 85% of Albertans now have received a vaccine dose, just 2% off the national average.
Dr. Deena Hinshaw said the province found 1,085 cases on Friday, 1,039 cases on Saturday, 628 on Sunday and 606 cases on Monday. A total of 33 people died over the long weekend, including a 14-year-old who had “complex” previous conditions.
Meanwhile, tens of thousands of people got their COVID-19 shots after the province dangled $100 in front of them.
In numbers released by the province on Tuesday, 152,063 Albertans have registered to receive a $100 prefilled debit card.
If all applications are approved, the program would cost the province in excess of $15 million.
“Thank you to our healthcare workers for everything they have done so far to keep Albertans safe and healthy. By getting your shot, you are helping to protect yourself and those around you while helping to ease the pressure on our healthcare system so it can continue to treat Albertans in need. Getting the shot may not be easy for every Albertan,” said Health Minister Jason Copping.
“This incentive offsets some of the associated costs for Albertans. If you got a first or second dose during this time frame, make sure you register. If you aren’t fully vaccinated, book your dose today. If you have questions or concerns, speak to a trusted and credible healthcare worker and get the facts.”