Saskatchewan Health Authority to offer third shot of COVID vaccines for those wanting to travel internationally

Those needing additional COVID-19 vaccines for the purpose of international travel will be able to get their additional shots immediately according to the provincial government.

According to a news release from the province, some countries will only accept travelers with specific COVID-19 vaccines, with the most common requiring two mRNA vaccines such as Pfizer or Moderna.

Residents who received a combination of AstraZeneca and an mRNA vaccine will now be able to receive a third dose of vaccine, this time with their mRNA vaccine variety.

Those who were double dosed with AstraZeneca or Covishield vaccines will be able to complete a schedule to support international travel requirements, meaning they may need an additional two shots of mRNA vaccines.

Those looking to travel are encouraged to check on the vaccination requirements for their destination.

COVID-19 cases remain in the triple digits Tuesday

Another 107 new cases of COVID-19 were announced Tuesday on the province’s dashboard. 

The new cases come from Saskatoon (25), the North Central (17), the North East (12), the Far North West (12), the Central East (8), the Far North East (7), Regina (6), the North West (4), the South West (3), the South East (2), the Far North Central (one), and the Central West (one).

The seven-day average of daily new cases is up to 117.

No COVID-19 related deaths were being announced, and 130 people have recovered. The active case count is down to 1,017.

There are 79 people are in hospital with COVID-19, including 11 in ICU.

Another 541 doses of COVID vaccines have been administered, including 182 first doses. A total of 677,198 people are fully vaccinated in Saskatchewan.

Another 1,468 new COVID-19 tests were processed Monday.

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