Albertans 18 and older have a new incentive to get the jab.

Earlier this month, the province announced a prefilled $100 debit card for those who receive a first or second dose between September 3 and October 14 in an effort to increase vaccination numbers

Vaccinated Albertans can go to to register after their shot.

Cards will be distributed by CIBC on behalf of the Alberta government after Alberta Health validates registrations against provincial immunization data.

The first 15,000 are expected to receive their debit cards in October, with the rest being delivered in November and December.

Anyone without computer or mobile device access can call 310-0000 for assistance.

Vaccine lotteries continue with the current $1-million draw closing on September 23.

All Albertans 18 and older with two doses are eligible and can find more information at

According to Alberta's COVID stats regarding eligible Albertans, 78.9 per cent have their first dose and 70.9 per cent are fully vaccinated.

Alberta's news release says that 92 per cent of Albertans in ICU for COVID between June 1 and September 9 were considered unvaccinated or only partially vaccinated, but a person is not considered partially or fully vaccinated until 14 days after their first or second dose.

Alberta's statistics on vaccine outcomes clearly state that doses given 14 days before a COVID-19 diagnosis don't count as vaccinated because they are not considered protective.