The Saskatchewan Health Authority is expediting the opening of additional drive thru and walk-in clinics in communities around Saskatchewan to deliver vaccines. Today, three new drive-thru clinics have opened or reopened in Prince Albert, North Battleford, and Regina while a walk-in clinic has opened in Weyburn. The drive thru clinic in Swift Current is also open today and tomorrow as well. For a list of locations and wait times for the drive-thru clinics, please check out the SHA website. Don’t hesitate. Vaccinate.
The clinics will be administering the AstraZeneca vaccine. More information on this vaccine can be found at:https://www.saskatchewan.ca/government/health-care-administration-and-provider-resources/treatment-procedures-and-guidelines/emerging-public-health-issues/2019-novel-coronavirus/covid-19-vaccine/covid-19-vaccine-information/covid-19-vaccine-details.
The drive-thru and walk-in clinics will be on a first-come, first-served basis. ONLY those 55 years of age and older on the date of immunization will receive vaccine. Vaccine supply is high and long wait times are expected; additional locations will be opening up throughout the next week.
If you choose to access the drive-thru rather than keeping your booked appointment, please ensure you cancel online. 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.
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:
• Keep 2 metres away from others when in public and wear a mask.• Limit gatherings and ensure gathering sizes do not exceed public health orders.• Wash your hands often with soap and water or use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer. • Do not touch your eyes, nose, mouth or mask with unwashed hands.• Stay home if you are unwell; seek health care services when you help.• Regularly monitor your health for any COVID-19 symptoms and seek testing.
Thank-you for your patience as we enhance COVID-19 immunization access across the province in the coming weeks. For more information on COVID-19, including vaccinations, please visit saskatchewan.ca/COVID19.