Update: COVID-19 vaccination clinic in Prince Albert fills up hours after being announced

Heather Witzel-Garnhum, nurse clinician, injects Dr. Jeffrey Betcher, critical care lead, with the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine at the Regina General Hospital on Dec. 15, 2020 (Photo courtesy Government of Saskatchewan)

An announced vaccination clinic for seniors over the age of 70 living independently in Prince Albert filled up within hours of being announced.

The Saskatchewan Health Authority announced Monday morning that the Pfizer vaccine would be available, appointment-only for Tuesday and Wednesday this week. The appointments were fully booked by the day’s end.

The vaccinations were available by appointment only, for seniors living independently in the city and able to travel to the clinic.

The clinics will be held in Prince Albert on Tuesday, Jan. 19 and Wednesday, Jan. 20.

Appointments were available on a first-come first-served basis and there were a limited number of spots available.

People are not eligible to receive the vaccine at this time if:

·       You have been diagnosed with COVID in the last 90 days (since 20/Oct/2020)

·        You have received any other vaccine in the last 14 days (since 04/Jan/2021)

·        You have received a dose of COVID vaccine previously elsewhere