COVID-19 Update: 5 new cases in Weyburn area

There were 5 new COVID-19 cases in the South East 3 zone reported on April 30. The South East 3 zone includes Weyburn and area. According to the daily COVID-19 report from the Saskatchewan Health Authority, there are 65 COVID-19 cases in the zone currently

Vaccines Reported

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An additional 5,758 doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been given in Saskatchewan, bringing the total number of vaccines administered in the province to 427,739. 

The 5,758 doses of COVID-19 vaccine reported today were administered to residents living in the following zones: Far North West, 225; Far North Central, 3; Far North East, 190; North West, 851; North Central, 651; North East, 471; Saskatoon, 1,576; Central West, 148; Central East, 193; Regina, 581; South West, 162; South Central, 115; and South East, 417.  There were 175 doses administered with zone of residence pending.

Eighty-one per cent of Saskatchewan residents over age 60 have received their first dose.  Sixty-one per cent of those 40+ have received their first dose.  Forty-one per cent of those 18+ have received their first dose.

Status of Priority Population Vaccinations, as of April 29, 2021

Group

Estimated
Population

Received
First Dose

Received
Second Dose

Age 80+

51,307

44,615 (87%)

12,266 (24%)

Age 70-79

79,818

67,535 (85%)

5,346 (7%)

Age 60-69

138,471

105,459 (76%)

5,071 (4%)

Age 50-59

147,466

86,679 (59%)

6,404 (4%)

Age 40-49

151,896

43,038 (28%)

5,511 (4%)

Age 30-39

183,246

20,179 (11%)

5,577 (3%)

All vaccine administration details for the province, including first and second doses, can be found at https://dashboard.saskatchewan.ca/health-wellness.  As the source database for vaccine information, Panorama is subject to continuous data updates which may result in revised counts, day over day.

Saskatchewan is scheduled to receive 9,300 doses of Janssen vaccine the week of May 3. This vaccine will primarily be offered in drive-thru vaccination clinics with details available in the coming days. 

Vaccination Booking System Now Open to Ages 40+ 

Effective today, eligibility in the provincial age-based immunization program has expanded to age 40 and older, except for the Northern Saskatchewan Administration District, where it has expanded to age 30 and older.  

Remaining prioritized front-line workers are also now eligible. A list of those occupations is available at www.saskatchewan.ca/covid19-vax-eligibility. This applies to all immunization clinics: booked appointments, drive-thru/walk-in, pharmacies and mobile clinics.

Eligible priority groups under 40 years of age may visit a drive-thru or walk-in clinic, arrange an appointment with a participating pharmacy, or call 1-833-SaskVax (1-833-727-5829) to make an appointment through the SHA booking system.  The online booking system is only available to those 40+, and public health must ensure residents under 40 are not scheduled in a clinic providing AstraZeneca. 

Eligible residents under 40 years will be required to provide proof of employment at the time of immunization (a pay stub, letter from their employer, or a copy of a professional license).

Please remember that demand for appointments outweighs current available supply.  There may be clinic options in communities outside the major urban centres and residents are encouraged to consider those alternate locations for immunization. Additional clinics will be added as new vaccine shipments are received.

Appointments can be made online at www.saskatchewan.ca/COVID19.  People who do not have a cell phone or email account, need assistance in booking, or are providing documentation for priority eligibility status must book by calling 1-833-SaskVax (1-833-727-5829).  Additional information on how to book your appointment is available at www.saskatchewan.ca/covid19-vaccine-booking.

Please do not call until you are eligible to book your vaccination appointment.

Individuals who experience a severe or unusual reaction after getting a COVID-19 vaccination can report it by calling 811.  Anyone experiencing a severe reaction such as difficulty breathing should call 911.  Any adverse event that may be related to a vaccination is reported in order to continuously monitor the safety of vaccines. 

Drive Thru and Walk In Vaccination Clinics Starting Saturday

The Saskatchewan Health Authority has scheduled drive thru and walk in clinics throughout the province starting Saturday, May 1 in support of Saskatchewan's plan to vaccinate as many residents as possible, as quickly as possible.  For street addresses and hours of operation for these clinics, see www.saskatchewan.ca/drive-thru-vax.  All clinics are available to residents 40 years and older.