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COVID-19: Saskatchewan residents 12 and older eligible for second vaccine dose June 24

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Correction: An earlier version of this article stated residents aged 50 and older were eligible for their second dose June 14 if they received their first dose on or before April 15. The correct wording is residents who are 50+ or those who received their first dose on or before April 15 are eligible for their second dose on June 14.

The Saskatchewan government has updated its second COVID-19 vaccine dose schedule, making all residents ages 12 and up eligible by June 24.

This is dependent on the length of time that has passed since the first dose was administered.

A minimum interval of 21 days for Pfizer between first and second doses is required, and 28 days for individuals who received Moderna.

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“Note that residents may receive their second doses up to four months following their first dose but it’s highly recommended that you receive your second dose as soon as you are eligible,” a news release stated.

Currently, residents 55 and older are eligible for their second vaccine dose in the province’s age-based system.

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The age eligibility is expected to drop to 50+ on June 14. Residents who received their second dose on or before April 15 will also be eligible for their second dose on June 14.

Residents 45 and older can receive their second dose as of June 17, as well as those who received their first dose on or before May 1.

Individuals who were vaccinated with their first dose on or before May 15 are eligible for the second dose as of June 21.

Saskatchewan’s updated second dose schedule. Credit Government of Saskatchewan

“With the increased Moderna deliveries expected, Saskatchewan is able to accelerate the second dose schedule for all residents with updates scheduled Mondays and Thursdays each week until all remaining populations are eligible,” the news release stated.

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The province added timelines may change due to vaccine availability.

On Monday, residents living in the Northern Saskatchewan Administration District aged 18 and older are eligible for their second vaccine dose.

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