Phase 2 of the Saskatchewan COVID vaccine timeline began in March, with a plan in place to vaccinate the general population beginning with the oldest and moving to youngest. Within this phase, the Saskatchewan Health Authority (SHA) will operate 230 clinics in 180 communities across the province, which will include a mass immunization clinic, as well as a drive thru clinic in Martensville. More options, such as through pharmacies and doctor’s offices will be announced as they become available.
As of March 31 at 8am, eligible groups expanded to include individuals 60 years of age and older. This second phase also includes a targeted vaccination campaign for adults and staff in group homes and shelters as well as those that are “clinically extremely vulnerable”.
The City of Martensville is working with the SHA to set up a vaccination clinic at the North Ridge Community Centre. According to a report at the March 16th City Council meeting, Ted Schaeffer, Director of Recreation & Community Services, noted that the SHA request includes use of the facility for 12 hours a day, seven days a week from April 1 to September/December.
For information regarding booking appointments, visit https://www.saskatchewan.ca/government/health-care-administration-and-provider-resources/treatment-procedures-and-guidelines/emerging-public-health-issues/2019-novel-coronavirus/covid-19-vaccine/vaccine-booking.
PHOTO: A map of COVID vaccine locations throughout the Saskatoon area. (saskatchewan.ca)