Posted on Feb 24, 2021

NDP Health Critic David Shepherd issued the following statement in response to the failure of the UCP to successfully launch their online vaccination booking system

“The failure of the online vaccination booking tool is a source of great distress for the thousands of Albertans who were unable to use it to protect themselves or their loved ones, as they were promised. Today, Tyler Shandro expressed his ‘disappointment’ that the launch of the booking tool did not go ‘ more smoothly.’ This is yet another evasion of responsibility from the Health Minister.  

“Just a week ago, Premier Kenney boasted that his government was “ready to roll.” He said Alberta was ready to inoculate “more than one million people” a month. However their own website was not able to handle 150,000 people seeking to book appointments.

“Albertans remember that this plan was already late, lacking important details, and provided no roadmap to vaccination the broader public. Even with these delays, the Kenney government has failed to produce a functional booking system.

“Albertans have heard enough hollow boasting from Jason Kenney and Tyler Shandro. The UCP government must fix their booking tool immediately.”