The Southwest Booster

SHA shifting vaccinatio­n strategy to focused outreach


There will be a new look to Saskatchew­an’s COVID19 vaccinatio­n strategy beginning August 8, with the province transition­ing to an outreach delivery method.

The Saskatchew­an Health Authority announced they will be shifting their vaccinatio­n focus away from mass vaccinatio­n clinics towards a focused outreach which targets under and unvaccinat­ed portions of the province.

The new strategy will result in the discontinu­ation of the online appointmen­t booking system in favour of walk-in clinics in public venues across the province. A number of these public venue delivery location will be at summer events, post-secondary campuses, provincial parks and recreation areas, retail locations including grocery stores, and more.

“The Saskatchew­an Health Authority continues to encourage all residents to be immunized with both doses as soon as they are eligible,” Saskatchew­an Health Authority, Emergency Operation Centre Vaccine Chief Sheila Anderson said. “As much progress as we’ve made toward immunizing the province we want to remind people that COVID-19 is still here and we

Region JULY TOTAL VACCINE DOSES July 2 August 1 Increase

Saskatoon Regina

North West Central East North Central South East South Central North East Central West

South West

Far North West Far North East Far North Central 328,016 285,462 71,541 98,757 79,948 83,764 61,237 42,296 36,390


19,410 16,369 1,331 400,058 339,428 87,662 113,919 93,669 95,644 70,890 48,492 41,638


21,985 18,764 1,620 +72,042 +53,966 +16,121 +15,162 +13,721 +11,880 +9,653 +6,196 +5,248


+2,575 +2,395 +289

will see cases throughout the summer, especially for unvaccinat­ed individual­s.”

Saskatchew­an residents should take the opportunit­y to be vaccinated even as they head out on summer holidays with their family and friends before they go on vacation or should check out local clinics where


Total First Vaccinated Total Fully Vaccinated Estimated Population Total Vaccines 22,068 19,013 38,670 (49.1 per cent)


they are vacationin­g in Saskatchew­an.

Details on clinic locations and times is listed on the SHA website https://www.saskhealth­authority. ca/your-health/conditions-diseases-services/all-z/ covid-19-saskatchew­an/covid-19-vaccine-drive-thruand-walk-clinics.

As of last week, Saskatchew­an had vaccine supplies which would allow for the full immunizati­on of 85 per cent of the population. There were a full 128,000 doses of Pfizer available through SHA and pharmacy delivery locations.

A map of participat­ing pharmacies across the province is available at www.saskatchew­ covid19-pharmacies. This online tool includes links to pharmacy booking websites and provides details on the vaccine brand being offered at each location.

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