Saskatchewan is expanding the eligibility
for fourth doses (second booster) of COVID-19 vaccinations
to all residents aged 18 and older who have received a third
dose four months ago or longer effective Monday, August 15,
"COVID-19 is still circulating in
Saskatchewan and in other jurisdictions, which is why our
province is expanding access," Chief Medical Health Officer
Dr. Saqib Shahab said. "All COVID-19 vaccines approved in
Canada have been deemed safe and our preliminary data shows
that a second booster provides additional protection."
Immunity is shown to wane over time and the
provision of booster doses is demonstrated to provide
increased protection against serious illness,
hospitalization and death.
COVID-19 vaccination appointments are
available through the Saskatchewan Health Authority (SHA),
Indigenous Services Canada, the Northern Inter-tribal Health
Authority and at participating pharmacies throughout the
province. Walk-in clinics are also available.
The SHA public booking system access is
available on August 12, 2022, and clinics will begin on
August 15, 2022.
To book a COVID-19 immunization, visit Saskatchewan.ca/covid-19 or
by telephone at 1-833-SaskVax (727-5829).
Previously, the second booster was
available to individuals 50 years of age and older living in
Saskatchewan and adults 18 years and older living in Long
Term care facilities, or other congregate living settings
that provide care for seniors (personal care homes and
assisted living facilities).
Pediatric COVID-19 vaccinations are
available for children aged six months to five years. All
Saskatchewan residents age five and older are eligible to
get their first two doses and residents age 12 and older are
eligible for a third dose (first booster) four months
following their second dose. For more information on third
and fourth dose eligibility, see Saskatchewan.ca/covid-19.