The Saskatchewan Government is announcing that the number of people who’ve gotten the first dose of a COVID-19 doubled compared to the week before.
The increase comes, the province notes, after they announced the proof of vaccination or negative test requirement to be implemented for all provincial and crown employees and for several establishments, businesses and event venues as of October 1st.
On the week of September 10-16, the province administered 15,358 vaccinations. Of those, 7,052, or 46 per cent were first doses. From September 17-23, the province administered 25,958 vaccinations. Of those 14,801, or 57 per cent, were first doses.
This is a 69 per cent increase, week-over-week, the province notes. Now, the province has reached an 80 per cent first vaccine rate and a 71 per cent second vaccine rate.
The province continues to encourage people to get vaccinated, as it remains the best protection against COVID-19, with the majority of people in hospital now being unvaccinated, they note.
People can find vaccine locations on the Government of Saskatchewan website.