Starting Aug. 31, Saskatchewan children age five to eleven years will be eligible to receive their third dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. Pfizer is the only manufacturer approved by Health Canada for this age group, at this time.
Health authorities recommend that kids wait at least four months after getting their second dose to get their third dose. Immunocompromised children age five to eleven years may have already received their third dose. They may now receive an additional dose four months following their third dose, as well.
"Receiving this booster dose is especially important for children at higher risk of serious COVID-19 illnesses due to immunosuppression or other chronic health conditions," Provincial Chief Medical Health Officer Dr. Saqib Shahab said. "I encourage parents of all school-age children to ensure those children have completed their primary series of a first and second dose and consider the booster dose."
To book an appointment, visit the Saskatchewan Health Authority clinics online at saskatchewan.ca/COVID19-vaccine or by calling 1-833-SASKVAX (1-833-727-5829) seven days a week, 8:45 a.m. to 4:45 p.m.
Indigenous Services Canada and Northern Inter-Tribal Authority will also be operating vaccination clinics in the First Nation and Metis communities.