Regina drive-thru vaccine clinic to offer AstraZeneca only Sunday-Tuesday

Jun 5, 2021 | 9:02am

If you received an AstraZeneca vaccine with your first COVID-19 shot and you want that brand for your second one, you can get one at the Regina drive-thru clinic starting Sunday. The Saskatchewan Health Authority says it will be AstraZeneca only from Sunday until Tuesday and again on June 12 from 8:30 a.m to 7:30 […]

AstraZeneca COVID vaccine drive-thru clinic begins Sunday in Regina

Jun 3, 2021 | 10:32am

The Saskatchewan Health Authority is running another drive-thru clinic in Regina, this time for AstraZeneca second doses, starting on Sunday. The clinic is scheduled to run at EVRAZ Place for five to six days, depending on supply. The drive-thru will be open to those 65 and older, or those who got their first dose before […]

Province following NACI guidance on second doses

Jun 1, 2021 | 2:06pm

The National Advisory Committee on Immunization has changed its guidelines to allow for mixing and matching COVID-19 vaccines.  This means you get a second brand with your second shot than what you did with your first. The province says effective immediately, the provincial vaccination plan will incorporate this guidance to make sure vaccines continue to […]

Those who got AstraZeneca COVID vaccine can receive Pfizer or Moderna for second dose

Jun 1, 2021 | 10:38am

The National Advisory Committee on Immunization says people who got the Oxford-AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine for their first dose can be offered either Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna for the second. The advice affects more than two-million Canadians who received the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine before provinces stopped using it for first doses in May. The vaccine is potentially linked […]

U of R researchers debunking vaccine misinformation with virtual town hall meetings

May 26, 2021 | 10:39am

One of the biggest challenges many jurisdictions have faced when it comes to COVID-19 vaccines, is the spread of misinformation. As Saskatchewan continues to see vaccine hesitancy, two University of Regina researchers have joined a panel hosting virtual town halls across the country, that are available in Saskatchewan this week, with the objective of ending […]

Saskatchewan reports first AstraZeneca linked blood clot

May 14, 2021 | 1:48pm

The province says a woman in her 60’s who received the AstraZeneca vaccine on April 11 is recovering after getting treatment for a blood clot. Approximately 72,000 people in Saskatchewan have been given AstraZeneca as their first dose.   This brings the total of people in Canada to have developed a blood clot after taking a […]

‘Human error’ reason Sask. pharmacies left without COVID-19 vaccines for Wednesday appointments

May 12, 2021 | 5:01pm

Health Minister Paul Merriman said on Wednesday afternoon that a mistake was the reason why many Wednesday COVID-19 vaccine appointments at pharmacies were delayed. The Ministry of Health shared on Wednesday there was a miscommunication between Saskatchewan’s Drug Plan and Extended Benefits Branch and a pharmaceutical distributor. The error means doses will instead be in […]

Pfizer could be used as 2nd dose for those who got AstraZeneca with first dose

May 11, 2021 | 4:35pm

  Nothing has been made official, but there is thought the province could deliver Pfizer as the second vaccine dose for the 65,000 or so Saskatchewan people who received AstraZeneca as tehir first dose. It comes down to supply with Saskatchewan Health Authority CEO Scott Livingstone saying AstraZeneca is no longer being offered as the […]

AstraZeneca to be offered to those 40+ in Saskatchewan starting April 28

Apr 20, 2021 | 3:02pm

The province is going to integrate the AstraZeneca vaccine into its provincial vaccination roll-out plan, On Tuesday, the province announced it will use AstraZeneca to immunize those 40 and older. To date, residents ages 40 and over who have contracted COVID-19 have seen the most severe outcomes, accounting for 84 per cent of total hospitalizations […]

Province to “actively review” lowering age for AstraZeneca vaccine recipients

Apr 19, 2021 | 10:38am

In a tweet Monday morning, Premier Scott Moe says the province is going to “actively review” whether or not to lower the age eligibility to those receiving an AstraZeneca vaccine to people over the age of 40. It is a move that is being made in both Alberta, Manitoba and  Ontario and comes at a […]