Proof of Full COVID-19 Vaccination Policy Frequently Asked Questions – Volunteers, Patient Family Partners, Medical First Responders & Knowledge Keepers
Will volunteers with the Saskatchewan Health Authority be required to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19?
Yes. As of October 4, 2021 all new volunteers are required to be fully vaccinated before being prior to engagement in any work/activity with the SHA. Current volunteers are required to be fully vaccinated by the early November deadline, which will be shared at a later date.
What proof of vaccination documentation will be accepted?
Your COVID-19 vaccination record from MySaskHealthRecord. We will not accept the record of COVID-19 vaccination cards received at time of vaccination.
What proof of vaccination will be required/accepted for applicants from outside of Saskatchewan?
Proof of vaccination documentation or a vaccination passport authorized by the jurisdiction in which the prospective new hire is currently living.
What if an applicant is unable to be vaccinated due to a medical or religious reason?
Prospective volunteers unable to be vaccinated for valid medical or religious reasons are required to submit a request for medical accommodation with supporting documentation from their medical provider or religious leader prior to receiving an offer of employment. Please note that all requests for accommodation are reviewed and will not be approved if they are not a valid medical or religious reason or may cause undue hardship.
Can an applicant reapply for a position after being fully vaccinated?
Yes, we encourage interested applicants to reapply once they are fully vaccinated.
Why is a policy directive being implemented at this time?
The SHA maintains a commitment to safety, including safety of its employees, physicians, patients, families and partners. There is significant evidence that unvaccinated individuals are contributing to the spread of COVID-19 including in healthcare settings. Vaccination is a way to make the workplace as safe as possible in this situation.