Those looking to get a COVID-19 vaccine by either going to a drive-thru clinic or a booked appointment will have to find another way very soon.
As of August 8, the Saskatchewan Health Authority will be discontinuing drive thru and appointments booked through their online system along with the 1-833-SASKVAX number. Efforts will now shift to walk-in clinics in public venues throughout the province including planned summer events, post-secondary campuses, retail locations including grocery stores, pow wows, provincial parks and recreations areas, community centres and more.
“The provincial vaccination program will not stop,” Saskatchewan Health Minister Paul Merriman said in a release. “But all residents are strongly encouraged to take advantage of the readily available and convenient clinic options available now through August 8. First or second dose, now is the time to stick it to COVID.”
Saskatchewan now has vaccine supplies to fully immunize 85 per cent of our population. Supply will not be a limiting factor on the province achieving vaccination goals. Currently, there are 128,000 doses of Pfizer available through SHA and pharmacies, available for residents 12-17 and those seeking to complete their vaccine series with a matched second dose, if desired.
Starting Monday, the daily SHA clinics locations will be promoted in the daily COVID-19 case news release. For July 26 and/or 27, the following communities have booked appointment locations, drive-thru and walk-in clinics:
|Beauval & La Plonge|
|Ile la a Crosse|