COVID-19 vaccine eligibility moves to 16 and older Tuesday

A nurse draws a dose from a vaccine vial in Prince Albert. Photo courtesy SHA.

The Saskatchewan Health Authority (SHA) announced Monday that effective, 8:00 a.m., May 18 eligibility in the provincial age-based COVID-19 immunization program for first doses is moving to 16 years of age and older for the entire province, including the Northern Saskatchewan Administration District.

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

The SHA also reminded residents that clinic availability is based on vaccine availability and demand for appointments outweighs the current supply.

Residents are encouraged to consider booking immunization at their local pharmacy, or attending a drive-thru or walk-in clinic.

With the introduction of booked appointments through pharmacies, and the allocation of increased doses for drive-thru and walk-in clinics, there are fewer booked appointments available at SHA clinics.