COVID-19 Reminder: How to make an appointment for a vaccine in Regina, Saskatoon
Saskatchewan is continuing to roll out its second COVID-19 booster program, but mass vaccinations and drive-through clinics are no longer available to the public.
Immunization appointments are currently available at participating pharmacies and walk-in or pop-up clinics.
Here’s how to book an appointment for a COVID-19 booster shot in Saskatchewan.
WHO IS ELIGIBLE?
Since April 26, 2022, residents aged 50 and over can make an appointment to receive their second reminder.
In addition to those now eligible, residents of long-term and personal care homes, or those with designated health conditions, have been eligible for a fourth dose since February.
The fourth doses are available four months after receiving the third injection, for eligible people.
Canada’s National Advisory Committee on Immunization (NACI) latest COVID-19 vaccine guidelines urge older residents of the country to get their second booster if they haven’t already fact.
HOW TO BOOK
Immunization appointments can be booked online with the Saskatchewan Health Authority (SHA) or by phone at 1-833-727-5829.
Injections are available at participating pharmacies. Appointments can be made online or by phone directly with the pharmacy.
Walk-in and pop-up vaccination clinics are also available in various communities. Check the SHA website for up-to-date clinic information.
WHAT DO YOU NEED
The appointment process for boosters remains similar to previous COVID-19 vaccinations.
You will need to bring a valid health card and government issued photo ID.
The government also suggests wearing a short-sleeved shirt, not bringing extra items such as handbags, coffees, books, etc. with you ; and bring a mask in case the clinic is located in an SHA facility.
Arrive five minutes early for your appointment. Expect the appointment to take around 30 minutes in total.
With files from CTVNews.ca