Regina will be re-opening a Drive-Thru COVID-19 vaccination clinic over Easter weekend at Evraz Place on the Regina Exhibition grounds for people 55 years of age and older. The clinic will open on Saturday, April 3, and be administering the AstraZeneca vaccine.
Due to an increase in COVID-19 variants of concern (VoC) in Regina and area, residents are urged to seek vaccination as soon as they become eligible in order to protect themselves and those around them. Don’t hesitate. Vaccinate.
Drive-Thru Clinic dates this weekendDate: Saturday, April 3, 2021 Sunday, April 4, 2021Monday, April 5, 2021Time: 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.Location: Evraz Place on the Regina Exhibition GroundsAccess to the drive-thru is from the Lewvan Drive and 11th Avenue entrance (northboud traffic from the south only).The drive-thru will open daily from 8:30 a.m. to 11 p.m. starting on Tuesday, April 6.
The drive-thru site 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. Individuals who are now eligible are strongly encouraged to come to the drive-thru. No booking is required.
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.
If you have a booked appointment for later in the month but want to get your vaccine immediately, we encourage you to come to the drive-thru. 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.
Accessing the Clinics at Evraz Grounds
People arriving at the site for immunization can tune their radio to 107.5FM to receive important information about the immunization process. A site map and wait times, updated hourly, can be found at www.saskatchewan.ca/drive-thru-vax. When on site, please be patient as lines can get long.
Drive-thru Immunization & Drive-Thru Testing: Enter the Evraz grounds through the Lewvan and 11th Avenue entrance (northbound traffic only) and follow the GREEN signs for the immunization Drive-Thru clinic, or the YELLOW signs if you are going to the Drive-Thru testing site.
Mass Immunization Clinic: Enter from Elphinstone St. and 10th Ave. and follow the BLUE signs.
With the number of COVID-19 cases is rising dramatically in Regina and area it is imperative as many people are vaccinated as possible. The VoCs in circulation are spreading faster and making people sicker, sending a growing number of people to hospital and to intensive care. Vaccination is one of the best ways to protect ourselves from COVID-19 along with adherence to public health measures. All vaccines are approved for use by Health Canada and are considered safe. Please consider getting the first vaccine available to you.
More information on the AstraZeneca 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.
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.