Over 12,000 bookings made in Sask. Tuesday morning for pediatric COVID-19 vaccine

Nov 24, 2021 | 7:15am

The provincial government says between 8:00 a.m. and noon on Tuesday, around 12,000 appointments were booked for pediatric COVID-19 vaccinations. Health Canada announced on Friday that the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine meant for those five to 11 was eligible to be used in Canada. It’s expected vaccines will begin to be administered Wednesday in Regina and Saskatoon. […]

Health Canada approves first COVID-19 vaccine for children 5-11

Nov 19, 2021 | 8:41am

As expected, Health Canada has approved the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine for children ages 5-11. The mRNA vaccine will still be administered with two shots at least eight weeks apart, but will be about 1/3 the dose given to those 12 and over. The Federal Government and Health Canada are expected to provide more details, including […]

Health Canada asked to approve vaccines for 5-11 years old

Oct 18, 2021 | 5:40pm

It is news many parents have been waiting for. Pfizer has officially applied for Canadian authorization for its COVID-19 vaccine meant for those between the ages of five to 11, bringing the country one step closer to protection for the school-aged population. It is hoped Health Canada can give the go-ahead on the vaccine so […]

Pfizer submits initial trial data for COVID vaccine for children five to 11

Oct 1, 2021 | 4:40pm

The COVID-19 pandemic could soon be one step closer to being over. Pfizer has indicated they have submitted initial trial data to Health Canada for the use of their COVID-19 vaccination for children ages five to 11. The initial trials saw Pfizer test a much lower dose — a third of an amount given to […]

All Sask. residents over 12 now eligible for second dose of COVID-19 vaccine

Jun 24, 2021 | 4:22pm

The Government of Saskatchewan announced Thursday that all residents aged 12 and older are now eligible for their second dose of COVID-19 vaccine. The announcement comes a day after the province set an inoculation record with nearly 25,000 doses administered. Health Minister Paul Merriman says as the reopening of the province draws near, it doesn’t […]

Sask. Health Authority reporting delays in Pfizer COVID vaccine deliveries

Jun 22, 2021 | 12:32pm

Those looking for Pfizer doses for COVID vaccines for their first or second shots will be waiting for an unknown amount of time. The Saskatchewan Health Authority says this week’s Pfizer shipments are delayed. Clinics that were set to offer Pfizer this week will now be offering Moderna. While the SHA says those who received […]

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 […]

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 […]