Public health has announced that the drive-through vaccine clinic in Regina will begin to administer Pfizer-BioNTech vaccines to residents in addition to AstraZeneca doses as early as April 9.
The Pfizer vaccine will be made available at the drive-through clinic to residents aged 53 and 54 only, beginning on Friday. Clinic hours remain unchanged, operating from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 p.m., and vaccines are delivered on a first-come, first-serve.
Public health is also expanding the booking window for appointments at the mass immunization clinics. Also beginning on Friday, the online and call centre booking options will be open to residents aged 55 and over.
Health Minister Paul Merriman confirmed that the addition of the Pfizer vaccine in the drive-through clinic is a response to the rising number of variant cases in Regina.
"Shifting vaccines to expand eligible age groups for the Regina drive-through clinic will help in driving down variant of concern transmission in Regina and area," said Merriman, in a press release. "Regular, predictable delivery of all vaccines allows us to make these adjustments and continue to lead the country in putting vaccines in arms, protecting more residents."
Drive-through and walk-in clinics in other parts of the province will continue delivering the AstraZeneca vaccine to residents aged 55 and older, including in Moose Jaw.
For more information on vaccine delivery in Saskatchewan, visit saskatchewan.ca/COVID19-vaccine.