Saskatchewan’s vaccine delivery effort will soon be administering second doses to the general population. As of May 17th anyone who is 85 and older who received their first dose before February 15th can book for their second dose and it is anticipated that all Saskatchewan residents will be fully vaccinated with two doses by July 31st with second doses distributed to the age based and priority sequencing of the first doses. Saskatchewan youth 12 years and older are being added to the Pfizer BioNTech vaccination program sequencing with the first dose complete by the end of June with delivery anticipated to occur in school based programs, pharmacies and clinics. Information on booking can be found at www.saskatchewan.ca/covid19.
Saskatchewan public health reported 156 new cases of COVID-19 this afternoon bringing the seven day average of new cases to 216. There were no new deaths to report. Of the new cases 40 are in Regina, 31 in North Central and 22 in South East with numbers in the teens and single digits in other zones including one in Far North East. As of Wednesday 7695 variants of concern have been identified with the Far North East holding at two.