Effective immediately, all residents of the Northern Saskatchewan Administration District (NSAD) 50 years and older are eligible to receive their second dose of COVID-19 vaccine, regardless of when they received their first dose, as long as they meet the minimum interval between doses as directed by the manufacturer. Those intervals are 21 days for the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine, and 28 days for the Moderna vaccine.
Eligibility criteria for SECOND DOSES for the general population remains unchanged at 70 years and older OR anyone of any age who received their first dose on or before March 15, except for residents of the Northern Saskatchewan Administration District (NSAD), where eligibility is open to all residents 50 years and older, regardless of when they received their first dose, as long as they meet the minimum interval between doses as directed by the manufacturer.
Eligibility criteria for FIRST DOSES is open to age 12 and older – note that only the Pfizer vaccine has been approved for use with residents aged 12 to 17. A school immunization program for those aged 12-17 has begun, although eligible residents of this age can be immunized at any of the clinics currently offering the Pfizer vaccine. For more information on youth immunization for COVID-19 visit www.saskatchewan.ca/covid19-youth-vaccine.
Eligible groups include:
First Doses: all individuals 12 years of age and older
ASTRAZENECA SECOND DOSES: At this time AstraZeneca is only available for second doses for individuals who received AstraZeneca for their first dose and who are over the age of 85 OR cancer patients, solid organ transplant patients, or patients receiving treatment with Rituximab and Ocrelizumab, who received a letter. These individuals will be contacted for an appointment. Guidance on the administration of AstraZeneca second doses for the general population will be provided prior to the recommended twelve-week interval between doses, which begins the second week of June.
Residents can book online* 24/7 at saskatchewan.ca/COVID-19 vaccine. For those needing additional support, booking is also available by phone at 1-833-SASKVAX (1-833-727-5829). The call centre is open 8 a.m. to 9 p.m., 7 days per week.
*The SHA Patient Booking System is currently available for online booking of first and second dose immunizations. Many Saskatchewan pharmacies are also accepting appointments booked directly through their own systems. Please see the online map at www.saskatchewan.ca/covid19-pharmacies for information on participating pharmacy locations and vaccine brand availability.
Drive-Thru & Walk-In Immunization Clinics
Scheduled through June 5.
For the most up-to-date times, clinic addresses and other information please visit www.saskatchewan.ca/drive-thru-vax. Vaccine supply remains limited so as a result drive-thru/walk-in clinics may run out of a specific vaccine brand, or close early, depending on demand.
Regina (South Leisure Neighbourhood Centre) - PFIZER (12+) 9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Saskatoon – YOUTH IMMUNIZATION CLINIC – ELEMENTARY & HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS ONLY – PFIZER (12+) 12:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Turtleford - MODERNA (18+) 9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
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. However, if you have a booked appointment and choose to attend a drive-thru or walk-in clinic, please ensure you cancel this appointment to allow others eligible to take your place.
For additional information on COVID-19 vaccines and immunization, visit saskatchewan.ca/COVID-19 vaccine.