Vaccine Delivery Changes in Regina
With a continued increase of COVID-19 variants of concern, additional steps are being taken in Regina to offer vaccine to younger age groups to keep immunizations progressing as quickly as possible. This will be accomplished by introducing the Pfizer vaccine into the drive-thru clinic beginning Friday, April 9 for residents aged 53 and 54.
Delay in Moderna Shipment
As noted yesterday (April 7) 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. The SHA is still assessing the full impact and impacted patients will be notified next week so that they may reschedule their appointments. A further public announcement will also be made in the coming days. In the interim, no action is required from patients.
COVID-19 vaccine booking eligibility changes to 55 years and older, effective 8 a.m., April 9, 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.
DRIVE-THRU CLINIC UPDATESMoose Jaw Drive-Thru Clinic Opens Friday, April 9
Moose Jaw is pleased to offer immunizations for those aged 55 and up at their drive-thru clinic.April 9, 10Hours of Operation: 8:30 a.m. – 7:30 p.m.Location: 750 Lillooet Street West (Please access from 4th Avenue SW)
CORRECTION: Prince Albert Drive-Thru Clinic Expanding Hours
Yesterday, we stated that the Prince Albert drive-thru clinic has changed their hours to 8:30 .am. – 7:30 p.m. This was incorrect. The hours of the Price Albert drive-thru remain at 9 a.m. – 7 p.m. We apologize for any inconvenience for this error.April 8-9Hours of Operation: 9:00am – 7:00pm or until all vaccine is administeredLocation: Thorpe's Industry #1 Pine Street HWY 2 North - RM #491
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.
Individuals are NOT eligible to receive COVID-19 Vaccine at this time if:• You are less than 80 years of age and you have been diagnosed with COVID-19 in the last 90 days.• You have received any other vaccine in the last 14 days.
VACCINE INFORMATIONWhat you need to know about appointment availability• Some areas offer additional options for vaccine, such as drive-thru, drop-in and mobile clinics. Access through participating pharmacies will be available in the future. Watch for advertising to see which options are available in your area.• You can have a friend or family member go online or call to schedule your appointment for you. Identification will be required at the time of the actual appointment.• You will receive confirmation soon after your appointment has been made. There is no need to call the phone line to confirm appointment details. • Clinic availability is dependent on vaccine availability. Additional clinics will be added as Saskatchewan receives more doses. • At this time, existing demand for vaccine far outweighs our available supplies.• The booking office does not have access to extra appointments than what is available online.• Second dose appointments are not available at this time. Public communication will take place once these appointments become available.• 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.
Did you know? It can take up to two weeks to build immunity from your vaccine. Even after being vaccinated, 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.
While travel to and from Regina is not recommended at this time; travel is permitted for essential services, including medical appointments. Vaccination is considered an essential medical need. If you are in Regina for vaccination, please keep non-essential stops to a minimum in order to keep yourself and others safe.