Vaccination booking system moves to ages 55+ province wide

Effective at 8 a.m., April 9, Saskatchewan's vaccine booking system eligibility will be expanded to all individuals 55 years of age and older.  Eligible residents ages 55+ can book their appointment online at www.saskatchewan.ca/covid19-vaccine, or by phone at 1-833-SASKVAX.

Additionally, all individuals 50 years of age and older living in the Northern Saskatchewan Administration District, all remaining phase one health care workers, group homes and shelters and people with underlying health conditions who are clinically extremely vulnerable through an eligibility letter are eligible to book their vaccination appointments by phone by calling 1-833-SASKVAX.

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For Saskatchewan residents ages 55+, drive thru and walk-up clinics continue to be available in communities throughout the province.

For information on booking vaccination appointments, details on drive thru and walk-in clinics throughout the province, and a complete list of extremely clinically vulnerable conditions, visit www.saskatchewan.ca/covid19-vaccine.

Moreover, the Regina COVID-19 vaccine drive thru will begin administering Pfizer/Biontech vaccines starting April 9.  The drive thru will begin vaccinating residents ages 53 and 54 years old only, with possible changes to age ranges as demand allows in the coming days.

This clinic will be first come first serve, open 8:30 a.m. to 11 p.m. daily at Evraz Place on the Regina Exhibition grounds.

"Shifting vaccines to expand eligible age groups for the Regina drive thru clinic will help in driving down variant of concern transmission in Regina and area," Health Minister Paul Merriman said.  "Regular, predictable delivery of all vaccines allows us to make these adjustments and continue to lead the country in putting vaccines in arms, protecting more residents."

"Rapid, mass vaccinations will mean there are different vaccines available at different times, in different parts of the province to support delivery plans," Saskatchewan Chief Medical Health Officer Dr. Saqib Shahab said.  "All have been approved by Health Canada and all will prevent serious illness and death caused by COVID-19."

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