Vaccination threshold reached; Phase 3 to begin July 11th

Saskatchewan has reached the Step Three threshold on the province Re-Opening Roadmap, with 70 per cent of Saskatchewan residents age 18 and older having received their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine.   

That means Step Three will begin on Sunday, July 11- three weeks after Step Two, which begins on Sunday. 

In Step Three, the majority of public health measures will be lifted.  The only remaining measures will be restrictions on mass public gatherings, and the mandatory masking order.  Both remaining restrictions could be removed soon as Saskatchewan approaches 70 per cent of residents ages 12 and older having received their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine.

“Saskatchewan people are doing a great job protecting themselves and those around them while making sure we can reopening safely by getting vaccinated,” Premier Scott Moe said.  “As we continue in our Re-Opening Roadmap, I’m urging people to continue to get vaccinated, and to get that second shot just as soon as it’s your turn.  Let’s all stick it to COVID, let’s get things back to the way they should be in our province, and let’s all have a great Saskatchewan summer.”

As of end of day Friday, there were an additional 19,737 vaccinations administered, a daily record for vaccines administered.

Seventy-nine per cent of those over the age of 40+ have received their first dose.  Seventy-four per cent of those 30+ have received their first dose.  Seventy per cent of those 18+ have received their first dose, while sixty-eight per cent of those 12+ have also received their first dose.  Twenty-five percent of all eligible residents are now fully vaccinated.

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