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Second COVID-19 vaccine doses now open to those over 70, school vaccinations begin May 31

COVID-19 second vaccines are open to those over 70, and those who received their first dose before March 15th, as of May 29th.

People in this age group, individuals diagnosed with or being treated for cancer and solid organ transplants who have a letter of confirmation can all book their second appointments of a vaccine.

When booking their vaccines, people must know when they first got a vaccine, which will be on the card they were given at that first dose. If someone has lost their card, they can find these details by calling 1-833-SASKVAX (1-833-727-5829), or checking Immunization History on their MySaskHealthRecord account.

As the first dose of vaccine will need to match the second, what brand of vaccine they got the first time will be confirmed when someone books their second dose at a pharmacy or clinic.

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Over 5,000 appointments have been opened by the Saskatchewan Health Authority for both first and second doses. AstraZeneca is still also being reserved for second doses for those eligible.

COVID-19 vaccination program in schools to begin Monday, Lloydminster schools included

Schools across Saskatchewan will also see the rollout of their on campus COVID-19 vaccination starting May 31st, for those between 12 and 17. This will be at schools across Saskatchewan, including in Lloydminster.

The only vaccine offered in schools will be the Pfizer-BioNTech, which has been approved for use in people this age by Health Canada. Written consent will be required for the first dose, and when it is given, it will be good for both doses.

Information packages, including consent forms, will be provided by the individual schools. More details about youth appointments are on the Government of Saskatchewan Website. 

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