Saskatchewan. Reservations for COVID-19 vaccines are open today for all young children

Starting Friday morning, all parents with children aged six months to five years will be able to schedule an appointment for the COVID-19 vaccine.

Saskatchewan has received about 13,000 doses of the pediatric vaccine and is expected to receive more by next month.

Reservations were first made available for immunocompromised children on Thursday.

“We are working to provide as many opportunities as possible for parents to have their children vaccinated against COVID-19,” Saskatchewan Health Authority Chief Health Care Officer Sheila Anderson said in a statement. hurry.

“We hope this added convenience will encourage all parents who wish to have their children vaccinated to do so as soon as they can.”

Starting at 8 a.m. Friday, all parents will be able to make online reservations for the vaccine at saskatchewan.ca/COVID19-vaccine.

Then, at 8:45 a.m., phone reservations will open for parents at 1-833-Sask-VAX (1-833-727-5829).

The Saskatchewan Health Authority has warned parents that there are a limited number of doses available.

Once appointments for the 13,000 doses are filled, bookings for young children will be suspended until an additional supply of vaccines arrives.

Moderna Spikevax vaccine doses are specially formulated for young children.

Pharmacists are not authorized to vaccinate children under five. Therefore, all pediatric vaccines will be administered in provincially operated clinics.

Children who have been infected with COVID-19 should wait at least eight weeks between infection and vaccination.

Children should wait eight weeks between the first and second dose of the two-dose vaccine.

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