SHA opening AstraZeneca vaccine clinic for 64 year olds in Regina

64-year-old residents and health care workers in Phase 1 of the province’s vaccine delivery plan are eligible to receive the AstraZeneca vaccine at a clinic set to open on March 15 in Regina.

The pilot drive-thru immunization clinic will be set up on the grounds of Evraz Place with signs directing drivers where to go. Eligible residents can access the clinic from 8:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. and will work on a first-come, first-served basis.

There will be no pre-booked appointments for the drive-thru clinics and these clinics are not open to the public. People who are not eligible for the vaccine are asked to not attend this clinic in order to minimize wait times.

“Only those aged 64 years of age, with a birthdate between between March 16, 1956 and March 15, 1957, on March 15, 2021 will be eligible that day,” reads a statement from the Saskatchewan Health Authority. “A health care worker only clinic will be operated on Sunday March 14, 2021, to allow convenient access to health care workers and to test the new process for the public.”

The vaccine site will open up to other ages, in reverse order from oldest to youngest, in the coming days. According to the SHA, a public service announcement will be sent out as other age groups become eligible.

15,500 AstraZeneca doses have been received by the province, which will be used with Sask. residents ages 60 to 64 at the time of inoculation and Phase 1 health care workers.

Health Canada has approved this vaccine for use in Canada in those aged 18 to 64 only.

*An edit was made to this article after the SHA corrected the birth dates for eligibility between March 16, 1956 and March 15, 1957. The SHA originally posted between March 14, 1957 and March 13, 1958.

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