Prince Albert will now open a drive-through Govt-19 immunization clinic starting Saturday, April 3, 2021, a day earlier than originally announced on Thursday.
This clinic will administer the astrogenic vaccine.
It is planned to receive approximately 55,000 doses of AstraZeneca vaccine from April 1 to April 7 as a result of the allocated allocation of AstraZeneca and Saskatchewan.
Other communities that see additional clinics are Regina, Saskatoon, Yorkton, Moose Jaw, Weyburn, SwiftCurrent, Lloydminster and North Battleford.
The clinic runs from Saturday, April 3 to Wednesday, April 7 from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thorpe Industries Warehouse, 1 Pine Street, East of Provincial Forest Fire Control Center – North of Prince Albert on Highway 2. Lay direction signs.
There will be no public laundry on site.
This drive-through site will be on a first-come, first-served basis. Also, the vaccine is only available to people 55 and older on the date of vaccination.
“To ensure a positive experience for those who qualify and to reduce waiting, Please do not attend the clinic unless you are advised that your age is appropriate, ”the SHA said in a statement.
If you choose to access Drive-Thru rather than having a booked appointment, be sure to cancel online. Visit www.saskatchewan.ca/covid19-vaccine Select ‘Change book or my appointment’. You can cancel online even if you book on the phone. Call 1-833-SASKVAX (1-833-727-5829) if you are unable to complete your request online.
“Vaccines are the quickest way out of an infection,” Health Minister Paul Merriman said in a statement.
“We need to provide safe and effective immunizations to many residents as soon as possible. We prioritize drive thrush for those centers with increased COVID-19 transmission rates.”
“All vaccines approved for use in Canada are safe, and there is real-world evidence that they prevent the most serious illness and death caused by COVID-19,” said Dr. Zakib Shahab, chief medical officer of Saskatchewan. “You get the right vaccine. Although Canada has suspended the provision of AstraZeneca to residents under the age of 55 until the safety review is completed, the risk of adverse effects of all vaccines is very low. The benefits of vaccinating against COVID-19 outweigh the risks. ”
The Drive Through and Walk-in clinics announced this week will operate in addition to the regular clinics. As of April 2, 2021, Saskatchewan residents aged 58 and over can use their health card to register their appointment online 24/7 at www.saskatchewan.ca/covid19-vaccine; Or call 1-833-Saskatchewan (1-833-727-5829) from 8am to 11pm. People aged 60 and over in the Northern Administrative District can use either the online registration or the call to register their appointments; Residents of the Northern Administrative District 50-59 can only register by phone at this time.
Eligible Stage A health worker and those with clinically highly vulnerable basic health conditions can register for the vaccine by calling 1-833-Saskatchewan (1-833-727-5829) from 8 a.m. to 11 p.m.
“As we move forward with all the challenges that come with delivering these vaccines quickly and safely, it is important for the public to remember that we are present at this time rather than our original schedule,” said SHA CEO Scott Livingston.
“We are vaccinating the elderly within the second phase, a phase originally scheduled to begin in April, demonstrating that health groups that accept this challenge are doing everything they can to help each resident access the vaccine. Saskatchewan as soon as possible.”