Swift Current Drive-Thru and Walk-In Clinics:
Beginning tomorrow on Monday, April 12, 2021, Swift Current will open a drive-thru immunization clinic at 801 Cheadle Street West for those residents who are 55 years of age or older on date of immunization. You cannot pre-book an appointment for the drive-thru clinics.
The drive-thru site will be open
9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. and will be on a first-come, first-served basis.
On Tuesday, April 13, 2021, the Swift Current walk-in clinic will open at the Old Central Medical Clinic (1061 Central Avenue N).
The walk-in clinic will be open
8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. and will be on a first-come, first-served basis.
The walk-in clinic will be on a
first-come, first-served basis. No appointment is necessary, residents can attend at their convenience. ONLY those 55 years of age and older on the date of immunization will receive vaccine.
When attending the walk-in clinic you must follow all site signage and attendant directions. Masks must be worn at all times, even outside, and physical distancing must be practiced.
To ensure a positive experience for those eligible and minimize waits,
please do not attend either clinic, unless you have been advised your age is eligible.
Saskatchewan residents are being vaccinated as fast as supply allows, and is happening in phases so people most at risk get it first. More groups will be eligible as Saskatchewan receives more doses. Once you become eligible, you will always be eligible to receive immunization and book your appointment when there are available clinics or you are ready to receive immunization.
Until most Saskatchewan residents are protected by the vaccine, you must continue following all public health orders and guidelines. COVID-19 is everywhere in Saskatchewan.
It is the responsibility of every person to strictly adhere to all public health orders and measures, including:
Some vaccine appointments rescheduled- Moderna delay reminder:
As noted last week Saskatchewan Health Authority has been made aware of a further delay impacting our next expected shipment of 19,300 Moderna vaccines. This delay stems from the manufacturer and is outside of SHA control.
Some appointments already booked in primarily rural and Northern clinics will be impacted, however the majority of patients will receive notification of their rescheduled appointment through text or email.
Impacted clinics are listed below. Locations remain the same unless otherwise noted:
A small number of patients chose to opt out of notifications from the booking system when they booked by phone. In some cases, appointment times have been adjusted. If you expected a notification but did not receive one, at any time, you can confirm your appointment date and time online- even if you booked over the phone.
Need to cancel your appointment, or reschedule for a different date and time? Visit
www.saskatchewan.ca/covid19-vaccine and select 'Book or change my appointment.' You can cancel online even if you booked over the phone. You can also call 1-833-SASKVAX (1-833-727-5829) if you are unable to complete your request online.
Vaccine Delivery Changes
With a continued increase of COVID-19 variants of concern, additional steps are being taken throughout the province to offer vaccine to younger age groups to keep immunizations progressing as quickly as possible. In order to accomplish this, vaccine brands may be changed at some clinics in order to remove any age-barriers that prevent immunization of younger residents. As patients arrive for their appointment, nurses are available to answer questions and ensure they are comfortable before proceeding with immunization.These changes have begun in Regina, Saskatoon, Moose Jaw, Humbolt and Prince Albert but will extend to additional communities in the coming days, including in North Battleford, and Watrous. These communities will be using AstraZeneca in their booked appointments and also in their drive-thrus. The type of vaccine available at a clinic can change depending on a number of factors, but all vaccines are safe, effective and approved for use in Canada. All vaccines available in Canada are extremely effective at preventing serious illness and hospitalization.
Individuals 50 to 54 years of age living in the Northern Saskatchewan Administration District
All Remaining Phase One Health Care Workers
People with underlying health conditions who are clinically extremely vulnerable
Targeted vaccinations to select congregate living (group homes, those with intellectual disabilities) SHA is also in the process of connecting with group homes for persons with intellectual disabilities, shelters, and other congregate living facilities to discuss options for immunization.
NOT eligible to receive COVID-19 Vaccine at this time if: