Saskatchewan Expands Second Booster Eligibility to Individuals Age 50 and Over

More people in Saskatchewan are now eligible to order and receive a second booster dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.

“Immunity has been shown to decline over time, and the provision of booster doses has been shown to provide significantly increased protection against serious illness, hospitalization, and death,” the press release said.

The province recommends that people get their fourth dose four months after their third shot.

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Prior to Tuesday’s announcement, fourth doses were only available to people aged 70 and over, and to those aged 50 and over living in First Nations and Métis communities or in the North Saskatchewan administrative district.

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All those with certain immune-compromising conditions are also eligible.






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Reservations can be made online at Saskatchewan.ca/covid-19 or call 1-833-727-5829, with vaccines offered by participating pharmacies, Saskatchewan Health Authority, Indigenous Services Canada and Northern Intertribal Health Authority.

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Speaking of expanding eligibility on Monday, Saskatchewan Health Secretary Paul Merriman promoted fourth doses and pleaded with anyone who has not yet received a booster dose to get one.

According to the province latest weekly COVID-19 epidemiological reportonly 51.7 percent of those aged 18 and over received at least one booster.

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“We hope people will come and get their third dose and then get their fourth dose when they need it,” Merriman said, adding that the province is staggering the expansion of acceptability for supply and logistics management.

“We don’t want to create bottlenecks. We don’t want to overburden pharmacists. It would take a huge effort to be able to restart our vaccination clinics and we would have to poach people from other services.”

Of the eligible population (age five years and older), 85.8% of people received at least one dose of the two-dose COVID-19 vaccine, and 80.8% completed the two-dose series.






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