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Saskatchewan opens 3rd COVID-19 vaccine dose, should it be needed for international travel

Additional doses of the COVID-19 vaccine, if needed for international travel, will be permitted in Saskatchewan.

While the Saskatchewan Health Authority continues to state that all vaccines approved by Health Canada are safe and effective against any COVID-19 variant, some nations are requiring someone to have shots from only certain suppliers, such as only Pfizer or Moderna.

The provincial government explains that this would apply for someone who got a Covishield or AstraZeneca dose as their first and a Moderna or Pfizer as the second. The third dose would match the second, completing a circuit.

In the case of someone who got AstraZeneca or Covisheild as both their first and second dose, they’d have the option to get two doses of a matching mRNA vaccine, like Pfizer or Moderna.

Proof of international travel plans aren’t needed for someone to get a new dose of vaccines, the person only needs to have waited 28 days from when they got their second dose of any vaccine.

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The Saskatchewan Government says third doses, if people want them, will be available through pop-up clinics or pharmacies booking vaccines.

People travelling should check on the approved vaccines for the country, venue or destination they are intending to visit so that they will know if this applies to them.

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