Saskatchewan becomes the latest province to gear up for mass immunization
Premier Scott Moe and Health Minister Paul Merriman joined Saskatchewan Health Authority officials today to showcase preparations to deliver mass COVID-19 immunizations. The Premier and Health Minister toured the mass immunization clinic set up in the International Trade Centre at Evraz Place in Regina.
“Saskatchewan’s vaccine delivery plan has a goal of vaccinating as many people as possible, as quickly as possible,” Moe said. “I am confident that Saskatchewan is well prepared to rapidly deliver immunizations when we start to receive adequate supplies of vaccine, and Regina’s mass immunization clinic is a great example of how we are ready to deliver.”
The vaccine delivery plan will include the use of a combination of mobile vaccination units and drive-thru options in some locations.
“This is an all-hands on deck priority for our government as we work to help our residents stay healthy, prevent illness and saves lives,” Merriman said. “I want to thank all of our health workforce who are and will be playing a key role in vaccinating our residents, including pharmacists, retired health professionals and others who will be helping in the biggest vaccination campaign our province has seen.”
When the mass immunization clinic gets underway in Regina in April, each immunization table is anticipated to be able to deliver 6-7 vaccines per hour, with a maximum accommodation of 30 immunization tables as vaccine supplies increase and the workforce ramps up later in the spring. An additional 19 vaccines per hour are anticipated to be processed at the drive-thru site. Details of clinic locations and hours of operation will be available when Saskatchewan moves into Phase Two of the Saskatchewan COVID-19 immunizations delivery plan.
This mass immunization clinic is one of 226 sites which includes nearly 150 mass clinics along with mobile clinics and drive-thru clinics to be located across the province.