Moose Jaw

Sask. COVID-19 vaccine appointmen­ts now open to residents aged 48+

- Larissa Kurz

Public health has expanded the booking eligibilit­y window for vaccine appointmen­ts across the province, with residents aged 48 or older now able to book their immunizati­on at one of the mass clinics. Beginning on April 16, residents aged 48 or older can now book their vaccine appointmen­ts either online or by phoning the Vaccine Call Centre at 1-833-SASKVAX (1-833-727-5829).

The age window for residents living in the northern zone remains unchanged, still set at those aged 40 or older. Phase one health care workers and individual­s with underlying health conditions that classify them as clinically vulnerable are still on public health’s vaccinatio­n list. Public health also announced earlier that more vulnerable groups will be added to the priority vaccinatio­n list, including pregnant women and young adults aged 16 and 17 who are clinically vulnerable. These two groups will receive an eligibilit­y letter from their physician that will be required when booking their vaccine appointmen­t.

The Regina vaccine drive-through is currently closed after using all of its vaccine allotment over the weekendand will reopen when public health receives more vaccines.

The Swift Current drive-through clinic is also closed after using its vaccine supply. A press release from officials states that the expansion of availabili­ty is an effort to increase vaccine protection for residents, as the province continues to express concerns about COVID-19 variants.

The province has also decided to supply drive-through clinics across Saskatchew­an with Pfizer-BioNTech vaccines, to increase age availabili­ty.

For more informatio­n on the vaccine plan in Saskatchew­an, visit saskatchew­ COVID19-vaccine.

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