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COVID-19 vaccination second doses open to those 65 and over

All people over 65 can get their second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine as of Wednesday.

The second doses, bookable through appointments, are open to all those people, along with those who received their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine on or before March 22nd.

To be eligible to book, residents will be required to know the date of their first immunization as well. That information was on the card they got at first dose or can be found by calling 1-833-SASKVAX. People can also check online using the Immunization History tab on their MySaskHealthRecord account.

Full eligibility requirements for those with medical needs, such as people getting cancer treatments or who have received solid organ transplants, can be found on the Government of Saskatchewan website. 

Saskatchewan following NACI guidelines will allow mixing of vaccines for the second dose

With Health Canada having greenlit the second dose of COVID-19 vaccine being a different brand than the first, Saskatchewan will be following suit.

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Persons who received a first dose of the AstraZeneca vaccine will be okay to get either AstraZeneca vaccine or an mRNA vaccine, like Pfizer or Moderna, for their second dose, unless there’s a reason it should not be used.

Residents will not be required to receive AstraZeneca as a second dose. Anyone who received AstraZeneca as a first dose is eligible to receive a Pfizer or Moderna vaccine for their second dose if that is your preference.

A person who got the first dose of Pfizer or Moderna will still have to get an mRNA vaccine. It should be the same brand, but this can be interchangeable between the two to complete the vaccine series.

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