COVID-19 vaccine auto-notification voice call messages coming to Saskatchewan
With COVID-19 cases on the rise again across the province, the Saskatchewan Health Authority (SHA), Indigenous Services Canada, Northern InterTribal Health Authority and First Nations Partners have come together to launch the first phase of a vaccine auto-notification system on September 8, 2021 in Northern Saskatchewan.
The phased project will use voice call messages to send notifications to Northern Saskatchewan residents, aged 12 years old and over. These notifications help to ensure everyone is aware that COVID-19 vaccines are available to them so they can choose to become protected against exposure of COVID variants and protect themselves, their families and those around them. Additional phases will be considered once the first phase is evaluated.
All of the vaccines being administered are safe, effective and approved by Health Canada for use to protect you and your family from COVID-19 and emerging variants of concern. It is important now more than ever to be fully vaccinated to help protect those who have a high risk of becoming infected with COVID and our most vulnerable, including children 11 years old and under and those living and working in congregate settings.
The vaccine auto-notification messages will be easily identifiable as coming from the Saskatchewan Health Authority and our partners with the identifier telephone number 306-655-4603 for voice call messages.
Auto-notification is a timely and cost effective way to reach all Saskatchewan residents, especially those who may want to become vaccinated for COVID-19 or have questions regarding the vaccines.
For more information about the COVID-19 vaccine auto-notification, please visit saskatchewan.ca/COVID19.