COVID-19 Immunization Alert: Eligibility Moves to 55+

From the SHA:

Vaccine Delivery Changes in Regina

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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.

Vaccine Eligibility

COVID-19 vaccine booking eligibility changes to 55 years and older, effective 8:00am, 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.

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