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
North West Central East North Central South East South Central North East Central 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.saskatchewan.ca/ covid19-pharmacies. This online tool includes links to pharmacy booking websites and provides details on the vaccine brand being offered at each location.