Saskatchewan looking at lowering AstraZeneca age to 40
April 19, 2021, 11:59 am
Premier Scott Moe says Saskatchewan is "actively reviewing" lowering the minimum age for people to receive the AstraZeneca vaccine from 55 to 40, as has been done in some other provinces.
"Half of Saskatchewan residents over the age of 40 have now received their first dose of a COVID vaccine, significantly lowering the risk of severe outcomes from COVID," Moe said Monday morning.
"To ensure more Saskatchewan residents have access to a COVID vaccine as quickly as possible, Saskatchewan is actively reviewing lowering the eligibility age for the AstraZeneca vaccine to residents aged 40-plus following Health Canada guidance and similar decisions by Alberta and Ontario."
There is a walk-in vaccination clinic in Moosomin using the AstraZeneca vaccine, this Wednesday, 2-7 pm in the lobby of the Mike Schwean Arena. It is planned for people 55-plus only.