Over 1,000 vaccines administered at Prince Albert drive-thru

The lineup was still busy at the Prince Albert COVID-19 Vaccine Drive Thru clinic on Saturday afternoon./Michael Oleksyn/Daily Herald

Over 1,000 people took advantage of the local drive-thru COVID-19 immunization site, according to figures from the Saskatchewan Health Authority (SHA). From April 3 to April 5 there were 1,264 people who received their AstraZeneca Vaccine.

On the opening day, Saturday April 5 there were 500 vaccines administered, on Sunday, April 4 there 398 more vaccines administered and on Monday, April 5 there were 372 vaccines administered. Numbers for Tuesday were not available from the SHA.

The clinic is running for one last day on Wednesday, April 7 from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. and is located at the Thorpe Industries Warehouse, 1 Pine Street, east of the Provincial Forest Fire Control Center- North of Prince Albert on Highway 2. Direction signs are posted.

There will be no public washrooms on site.

The drive-thru site is on a first-come, first-served basis. And only those 55 years of age and older on the date of immunization will receive vaccine.

The clinic is as a result of an earlier than expected allocations of AstraZeneca and Saskatchewan is scheduled to receive approximately 55,000 doses of AstraZeneca vaccine between April 1 and April 7.

Other communities that saw additional clinics include Regina, Saskatoon, Yorkton, Moose Jaw, Weyburn, Swift Current, Lloydminster and North Battleford.