Regina, Saskatoon COVID-19 Long Wait at Drive-Through Reopenings

Those waiting to get their COVID-19 vaccine at the drive-through in Regina and Saskatoon were faced with long waits on Saturday and Sunday.

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Regina’s drive-through reopened on Sunday after closing on April 16, when she used her vaccine supplies.

In Regina, the peak waiting time was more than six hours between 8 am and 12:00 pm on Sunday. By 3 pm, the waiting time was reduced to about two hours.

Saskatoon’s drive-through was temporarily closed at the end of the day on 18 April. It reopened on Saturday morning.

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Set to increase supply of COVID-19 vaccine in Saskatchewan

Set to increase supply of COVID-19 vaccine in Saskatchewan

In Saskatoon, peak waiting times were up to seven hours on Saturday and three and a half hours on Sunday.

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Saskatchewan should see more vaccine supply in the coming weeks. According to Federal government allocation, 63,180 Pfizer dose will come between 3 May to 9 May.

The weekly Pfizer delivery amount will last until the week of May 31 and June 6, when a dose of 74,880 vaccines will be given.

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For Modern, Saskatchewan should see 49,800 doses given from 26 April to 16 May.

A list of drive-through and walk-in vaccination clinics and hours is available Saskatchewan Health Authority website.

Currently, anyone 40 or older in Saskatchewan can receive the COVID-19 vaccine in an age-based immunization program. In the Northern Administrative District, 30 and more persons are eligible to receive the vaccine.

Authorities also opened eligibility for several front-line activist groups. A list of businesses and instructions on how to get a vaccine on the website

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