The Saskatchewan government has expanded eligibility for fourth doses of COVID-19 vaccinations to all residents that are 50 or older.

The fourth dose - or second booster - is recommended, as long as four months or longer have passed since receiving the third dose.

The fourth dose had been limited to people 70 or older, those 50 years and older living in First Nations and Métis communities or in the Northern Saskatchewan Administration District, all residents in long-term and personal care homes, and those with designated health conditions.

"Immunity is shown to wane over time and the provision of booster doses is demonstrated to provide significantly increased protection against serious illness, hospitalization, and death," said the province's release.


You can book appointments through the Saskatchewan Health Authority (SHA), Indigenous Services Canada, the Northern Inter-tribal Health Authority, and at participating pharmacies throughout the province.

April 21's weekly COVID-19 update said that 51.7 per cent of all Saskatchewan residents 18 or older had at least one booster shot.

All Saskatchewan residents five or older are eligible to be fully vaccinated. Residents 12 or older are eligible for a third dose, as long as four months have passed since their second dose.