Some vaccine appointments rescheduled- Moderna delay:
As noted earlier this 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.
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, but will extend to additional communities in the coming days, including in Prince Albert, North Battleford, Humboldt, Moose Jaw, Watrous and Saskatoon. These communities will be using AstraZeneca in their booked appointments, as well as at 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.
All drive-thru and walk-in clinics will be on a
first-come, first-served basis. No appointment is necessary, residents can attend at their convenience.
Additional details for drive-thru and walk-in clinics, including the most up-to-date wait times can be found at:
saskatchewan.ca/drive-thru-vax. Those attending drive-thru or walk-ins with previously booked appointments are encouraged to cancel, ensuring the next eligible person can receive vaccine.
COVID-19 vaccine booking eligibility remains unchanged for April 10-11, 2021. Eligible groups include all individuals 55 years of age and older, individuals 50 years of age and older living in the Northern Saskatchewan Administration District, all remaining phase one health care workers, and people with underlying health conditions who are clinically extremely vulnerable through an eligibility letter.
Individuals 55 years of age and older
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.
Individuals are NOT eligible to receive COVID-19 Vaccine at this time if: