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Tuesday, September 27, 2022

Sask extending eligibility for the COVID-19 fourth dose to residents age 18 and above

Saskatchewan is extending eligibility for the COVID-19 4th vaccine shot to residents aged 18 and up

Key Takeaways:

  • 18-year-olds and older Saskatchewan residents are now qualified to get the fourth dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.
  • The Saskatchewan Health Authority (SHA) will launch its public booking system on August 12 and begin offering the vaccine in clinics on August 15.
  • Immunization visits are provided by the SHA, Indigenous Services Canada, the Northern Inter-tribal Health Authority, and participating pharmacies.

Residents of Saskatchewan who are 18 yrs of age and older are now eligible for the fourth dosage of the COVID-19 vaccine.

Anyone who received their third dose at least four months prior will be qualified to receive their fourth dose starting on August 15.

On August 12, the Saskatchewan Health Authority (SHA) will open up its public booking system, and on August 15, clinics will start providing the shot.

You can schedule appointments either online or by calling 1-833-Sask-VAX (1-833-727-5829).

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As a result of COVID-19’s continued circulation in Saskatchewan and other jurisdictions, Dr. Saqib Shahab, Saskatchewan’s chief medical and health officer, indicated that his state is extending access.

“Our early research shows that a second booster gives extra protection against COVID-19,” the statement reads. “All COVID-19 vaccinations licensed in Canada have been declared safe.”

The SHA, Indigenous Services Canada, the Northern Inter-tribal Health Authority, and participating pharmacies offer immunization visits. There are also walk-in clinics accessible.

Saskatchewan is extending eligibility for the COVID-19 4th vaccine shot to residents aged 18 and up. Image from CBC News

All inhabitants of long-term care facilities, personal care homes, and assisted living facilities who are 50 years of age or older and also anyone who is 18 years of age or older were previously eligible for the second booster dose.

According to the province, COVID-19 immunity has been demonstrated to diminish over time, and booster doses have been shown to strengthen protection against major disease, hospitalization, and death.

Children aged six months to five can also receive the pediatric COVID-19 vaccine. The first two doses are available to inhabitants five years of age and older, while the third dose is available to residents 12 years of age and older four months following the second dose.

Source: CTV News

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