Moose Jaw Express.com
Sask. COVID-19 vaccine appointments now open to residents aged 48+
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 saskatchewan.ca/ COVID19-vaccine.