To make finding a vaccination appointment easier, Shoppers Drug Mart is partnering with Suncor and other workplaces to share pharmacy locations with readily available Moderna vaccine which can be administered to eligible individuals ages 18+.
A list of Shoppers Drug Mart and Loblaw Pharmacies with accessible vaccine appointments is available here.
To book, simply call your preferred location and mention your affiliation with Suncor. This program is available to Suncor employees, contractors and their families in advance of planned maintenance events and we are evaluating opportunities to expand.
For your appointment, you will need:
- A valid Alberta Health Care card
- Your Suncor badge
For more on COVID-19 vaccines, visit:
- Shoppers vaccine finder
- No Frills vaccine finder
- Real Canadian Superstore vaccine finder
- Your Independent Grocer vaccine finder
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Alberta Health Services has provided information on vaccinations (PDF, 2 pp., 137 KB). For additional Suncor-specific information, please see below:
Which vaccine will the clinic offer?
The clinic will offer the first doses of either Moderna or Pfizer, and second doses of Moderna, Pfizer or AstraZeneca . All three options have been proven to prevent severe illness and death from COVID-19 and have few side effects.
Who can receive the vaccine at Suncor’s on-site vaccination clinics?
Everyone with site access to Base Plant, regardless of provincial residence, age, or employment company is eligible for on-site vaccination.
Alberta Heath Services requires that your:
Second dose of Pfizer and Moderna should be the same as the first.
- Must have received first dose on or before May 28
Second dose of AstraZeneca can be either of the three options (i.e. Moderna, Pfizer or AstraZeneca).
- Must have received first dose on or before April 23
Can those working remotely go to site to get their vaccine?
Our on-site clinics at Base Plant are open to anyone who has site access, though travel to site will not be provided.
COVID-19 protocols remain in place, including physical distancing, wearing a mask and practicing good hygiene. For more information review our protocols and guidance.
A vaccination clinic is also open in Fort McMurray at MacDonald Island Park. For more information on vaccine clinics in town, visit the Alberta Health Services.
Do I need to book an appointment?
Booking in advance is strongly encouraged. If you choose to get vaccinated, there are several ways to book an appointment:
- Go here to select an appointment.
- Ask your leader to book an appointment time for you.
- Walk in - view the location and times here.
What information do I need?
For your appointment, you’ll need to bring photo identification and your provincial Health Care card, as well as documentation of your first vaccine dose if you'll be receiving your second dose. Please wear clothing that provides easy access to your upper arm. A waiting room is available for individuals to sit after their vaccination.
If receiving a second dose, bring your first-dose documentation (can be a paper record, or a clear picture of the record.). Alberta participants who have registered for myhealth.alberta.ca/myhealthrecords will not have to present documentation.
I’m not a resident of Alberta. Can I still get vaccinated at Suncor’s clinic?
Yes, those who reside outside of Alberta can attend and receive the vaccine. Please bring your out-of-province health cards and proof of first dose, if applicable.
What if a person experiences symptoms/side effects after receiving the vaccination?
Mild symptoms can occur after you receive your COVID-19 vaccine, which tend to go away in a few days. If you have received the vaccine and develop symptoms that are the same as COVID-19 symptoms within the 24-hour period following your immunization, follow the onsite symptomatic worker process (if still on site) or stay home. Contact your leader and follow the normal absence reporting protocols. Please report your symptoms through Health & Wellness through the Cority portal or by emailing AskHealth&WellnessSiteServices@suncor.com.
If you only have redness, swelling or soreness where you had the needle, you don’t need to stay home or away from others.
If symptoms are determined to be related to vaccine, a short isolation period of 48 hours may be required and you will be contacted by H&W to be cleared to work. H&W applies guidance from local health authorities, our Occupational Health Physicians and professional judgement in all cases.
Will transportation to the clinic locations be provided?
On-site shuttles will be provided at regular bus stops during clinic hours.
If I have received the COVID-19 vaccine, do I still have to follow site COVID-19 protocols and guidelines and public health measures?
Yes, you must continue to follow all site COVID-19 protocols, even though you’ve had the vaccine and continue to follow the Alberta government mandatory measures. For details on the government’s public health measures, please visit alberta.ca.
Receiving the COVID-19 vaccine is a personal choice and many people have questions. To support you in your research, we’ve worked with medical experts to compile a thorough list of frequently asked questions (PDF, 2 pp., 137 KB)
Consulting your primary care physician with questions is also recommended, along with reviewing materials available through your local health authority, Health Canada, the CDC and the World Health Organization.
All vaccines undergo rigorous and ongoing safety evaluation and are closely monitored by medical professionals when being administered. Millions of doses have been safely and successfully administered worldwide, but understanding what to do if you experience or suspect adverse side effects after being vaccinated is also important.
For free 24/7 registered nurse advice and general information, contact Health Link by dialing 811. You can also attend a vaccine Q&A session hosted by COVID-19 Resources Canada. Discussions with scientists, physicians and pharmacists are held Mondays, Thursdays and Saturdays from 6 to 8 p.m. (MT).
In addition to avoiding serious illness, we all want an end to the pandemic, and to return to our normal lives. Maybe you desperately want to hug your grandparents or grandkids, take a holiday, go to a concert or celebrate an important milestone with loved ones, like a birthday or a wedding. The best way for us to safely resume enjoying these moments that matter is to protect ourselves and those around us with immunity.
We ask that Suncor workers report their COVID-19 vaccination progress using the Cority portal or by emailing Health and Wellness at email@example.com. Personal details are protected and this information will only be used at an aggregate level to influence how Suncor’s protocols will eventually evolve to safely return to a level of normalcy.