Sask. vaccine eligibility drops to ages 35+
REGINA -- Saskatchewan's COVID-19 vaccination booking system will be available to residents 35-years and older, starting at 8 a.m. Thursday
This applies to all of Saskatchewan except for those in the Northern Saskatchewan Administrative District, where age eligibility will stay at 18 and older.
“Due to supply, there are currently 11,200 Moderna doses available. Participating pharmacies will have a further 15,500 Moderna doses arrive later this week for distribution to begin early next week,” the Saskatchewan Health Authority (SHA) said in a news release.
Select frontline workers are also eligible. A full list of the included professions can be found on the province’s website.
Those eligible can visit a drive-thru or walk-in clinic, or book an appointment. To see drive-thru or walk-in locations or wait times in your area, visit the SHA’s website.
“There may be clinic options outside your community and residents are encouraged to consider those alternate locations for immunization,” the SHA said.
Appointments can be made online or over the phone at 1-833-SaskVax (1-833-727-5829).
REOPENING PLAN RELIES ON VACCINATIONS
The Saskatchewan government has announced a three-step plan to gradually reopen the province, based on the percentage of vaccinated residents.
Saskatchewan Premier Scott Moe said the Reopening Roadmap will not work unless everyone gets vaccinated and continues to follow public health orders.
“Those are the two things we all need to do in order to move forward through the three steps of reopening so we can enjoy a great Saskatchewan summer and get back to normal," Moe said in a news release.