September 15th, 2021
Community transmission with the Delta variant of COVID19 continues to be rapid and wide-reaching. We continue to recommend vaccination to all patients as the most effective tool to decrease the transmission and effects of the COVID19 virus. We also require masking for all patients while they are within our clinic.
In addition to masking, you will be asked screening questions for respiratory and infectious symptoms when you arrive at our clinic. Please note that we are not a walk-in clinic, and all visits are by appointment only.
Appointments continue to be available for our existing community patients, as well as for any and all MacEwan University students and staff. The “type” of appointment (eg In-Person, Telephone, or Virtual) will be variable depending on the nature of the visit - this will be determined at the time of booking.
Effective September 8th, evening clinics will again be available from 4:30pm to 7:30pm, Mondays through Thursdays, as well as Saturdays from 9:00am to 12:00pm. Note that these clinics will be closed for holidays and long-weekends.
Given the unpredictable nature of the COVID19 pandemic, many of these measures are subject to change without advance notice. We appreciate your flexibility and understanding as we navigate this pandemic in as safe and effective a manner as possible.
“The available mRNA vaccines (BioNTech/Pfizer, Moderna) are effective and extremely safe. All physicians at the MacEwan University Health Centre have reached a consensus in recommending the vaccines for all patients. As per guidelines from the Public Health Agency of Canada, the following contraindications against recommending administration of the mRNA vaccines (available at https://www.canada.ca/en/public-health/services/immunization/national-advisory-committee-on-immunization-naci/recommendations-use-covid-19-vaccines.html#a7.9):
Medical exemptions from COVID19 vaccination will not be provided for reasons other than those detailed above, and only after discussion with a physician.”
If you are not yet vaccinated against COVID19 and would like to discuss this, please book an appointment with your physician.
Dr. Martin Tieu
MacEwan University Heath Centre