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SHA says delays coming for Moderna vaccine impacting existing appointments

The Saskatchewan Health Authority says they were made aware of a delay in vaccine shipments by Moderna Thursday, which will impact existing appointments.

Health officials note that the delay stems from the manufacturer and is outside of SHA control. In total, 21,300 vaccines will take an extra six days to get to Saskatchewan.

The SHA says because of this, some existing appointments will need to be delayed, and health officials are still monitoring the full impact. People who have already booked a vaccination will not have to do anything, however.

They’ll be reached out to by the SHA directly next week and be given the ability to reschedule their appointments.

More public announcements on this are expected from health officials next week.

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Vaccine availability to remain unchanged over the weekend

The SHA says they do not expect to change which age groups can get vaccines on Saturday, March 27th or Sunday, March 28th.

Eligible groups currently include all people 62 years of age and older and individuals 50 years of age and older living in the Northern Saskatchewan Administration District.

All remaining phase one health care workers can sign up for their shot too, and people with underlying health conditions who are clinically extremely vulnerable through an eligibility letter.

Citizens who are not health care workers or living in the Northern Saskatchewan Administration District are asked to try booking online with their health card first, keeping the phone lines open for the people who have to book this way.

People can book their appointment online 24/7 or on the phone at 1-833-SASKVAX between the hours of 8 AM and 11 PM.

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