Eligibility for COVID-19 immunizations to move to age 37 and older

Effective 8 a.m. on May 4, eligibility in the provincial age-based immunization program moves to age 37 and older, except for residents living in the Northern Saskatchewan Administration District, where it moves to age 18 and older.

This applies to all immunization clinics: booked appointments, drive-thru/walk-in, mobile and pharmacy.

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Approximately 8,000 appointments will be added to the patient booking system, effective 8 a.m., on May 4, for booked appointments at SHA clinics, in addition to pharmacy appointments, and drive-thru and walk-in clinics.

Pharmacy immunization details can be found at www.saskatchewan.ca/covid19-pharmacies.

A 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. There may be additional clinic options in rural and northern communities, and residents are encouraged to consider those alternate locations for immunization.

Please note that travel restrictions related to the increase of variants of concern do not apply to essential medical appointments, such as immunization. Residents 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.

The type of vaccine offered at your clinic may vary depending on vaccine supply. All vaccines are safe, effective and approved for use in Canada, and are extremely effective at preventing serious illness and hospitalization.

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