Reminder to residents that clinic availability is based on vaccine availability, and demand for appointments outweighs the current supply. When age eligibility opens to a younger group appointments fill up fast, particularly in urban centres like Regina and Saskatoon. Frequently there are more clinic options in rural and northern communities, and residents are encouraged to consider those alternate locations for immunization.
It is expected that additional drive-thru and walk-in clinics will open in the coming days, and more appointments will be added to the provincial Patient Booking System by Wednesday, April 28. A Pharmacy Vaccination Pilot Project will begin on Monday, April 26, in select locations before expanding further in the coming weeks, offering additional options for immunization – for more information visit www.saskatchewan.ca/covid19-pharmacies.
Please note that travel restrictions related to the increase of variants of concern do not apply to essential medical appointments, such as immunization. Residents – including those in Regina and surrounding communities – may travel to a community outside of their own to attend an immunization clinic, but are advised to not make any other stops or visits aside from the immunization clinic.
You may be offered a certain vaccine at your clinic, 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.
Drive-Thru & Walk-In Immunization Clinics – scheduled for April 23
New listings and updates highlighted in bold.
Please note vaccine supply remains limited and drive-thru/walk-in clinics may close early when all vaccine is administered. Residents are urged to check the current status of the clinic, and wait times, at www.saskatchewan.ca/drive-thru-vax to avoid unnecessary travel.
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: www.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.
Booked Appointments – Clinic Changes and Eligibility
COVID-19 vaccine booking eligibility remains unchanged at 44 years and older. Eligible groups include all individuals 44 years of age and older, individuals 40 years of age and older living in the Northern Saskatchewan Administration District, all remaining phase one health care workers, priority-sequenced phase 2 health-care workers, and people with underlying health conditions who are clinically extremely vulnerable through an eligibility letter.
Individuals 44 years of age and older
Individuals 40 to 43 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 currently in the process of immunizing residents of group homes for persons with intellectual disabilities, shelters, and other congregate living facilities.
Vaccine Clinic Changes/Rescheduling
Vaccine supplies can fluctuate regularly due to a number of factors, including changes from the manufacturer or extreme weather events, for example. When changes are made to booked appointments, patients who registered for notifications will receive an email or text informing them of these updates directly.
At any time, patients are encouraged to confirm their appointment details online – even if you booked over the phone. Visit www.saskatchewan.ca/COVID19-vaccine and click ‘book or change my appointment’. Checking 24 hours in advance of your appointment can prevent unnecessary travel and frustration.
NOTE ON CHANGE TO ASTRAZENECA ELIGIBILITY: With the recent change to the minimum age for use of the AstraZeneca vaccine, residents should be aware that any one of the three approved vaccines - Pfizer, Moderna, or AstraZeneca - may be offered at their chosen clinic. All are safe and approved for use.
Individuals are NOT eligible to receive COVID-19 Vaccine at this time if: