Here's what you need to know about getting the COVID-19 vaccine in the Saskatoon area
SASKATOON -- The eligibility for first-dose immunization in Saskatchewan is 12 and older.
Anyone over the age of 12 is also eligible to receive their second COVID-19 vaccine dose 28 days after their first jab.
Priority for second doses will be given to those diagnosed with or being treated for cancer and those who have received solid organ transplants.
Patients starting or established on B cell depletion monoclonal antibody therapy (including Rituximab and Ocrelizumab) are eligible to receive their second doses with a minimum interval of 28 days from their first vaccine dose.
This applies to booked appointments, drive-thrus and walk-in clinics. People can also schedule their shot 24/7 using the province’s dedicated website. They will need a Saskatchewan health card to make an appointment.
The Vaccine Call Centre will operate from 8 a.m. to 11 p.m., seven days a week at 1-833-SASK-VAX (1-833-727-5829).
More than 60 Saskatoon pharmacies will also administer vaccines. Pharmacy appointments cannot be booked through the phone or online booking systems.
A full list of participating pharmacies is on the province's website.
The province expects all Saskatchewan residents will be able to be fully vaccinated with two doses by July 31.
The province has released a three-step plan to gradually lift public health restrictions as Saskatchewan reaches significant vaccination levels.
Those who have received the vaccine are still expected to follow public health measures.
If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, or are immunocompromised or have an auto-immune disorder, it is advised to talk to your doctor before getting the COVID-19 vaccine.
The vaccine is free.