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  • COVID-19: Saskatchewan reports 19 new deaths, 710 cases last week
    Of the cases reported last week, 49 per cent were 50 and older. The province also reported 19 new COVID-19 deaths last week.
    Health
    May 12
  • As COVID-19 begins to diminish, more Canadians are getting sick with the flu
    COVID-19 cases are on the decline, but more and more Canadians are getting sick with the flu across the country, Canada’s top public health officer said Friday.
    Health
    May 20
  • What is known about monkeypox so far and should we be concerned?
    Global health officials have sounded the alarm over rising cases in Europe and elsewhere of monkeypox, a type of viral infection more common to west and central Africa.
    Health
    May 22
  • Monkeypox could spread through sexual contact, but it’s not an STI: WHO adviser
    Close contact through sexual intercourse could be how monkeypox is spreading right now, but it's not a sexually-transmitted infection, a WHO adviser says.
    Health
    May 23
  • Monkeypox has Canadian researchers scrambling. Why, and how contagious is it?
    Monkeypox is a member of the smallpox family, although it causes less serious illness. But how did it get its name, and how does it spread?
    Health
    May 19
  • Saskatchewan government broadens COVID-19 vaccine booster eligibility
    The Province of Saskatchewan has also reduced the recommended interval to receive a COVID-19 booster shot from six months to five.
    Health
    Dec 7, 2021
  • Overview of Saskatchewan’s COVID-19 vaccination plan
    Global News reviewed vaccination documents from the Saskatchewan government and health authority to provide an overview of the province's COVID-19 vaccination plan.
    Health
    May 12, 2021
  • Tech issues with Saskatchewan COVID-19 vaccine booking system resolved
    As Saskatchewan prepares to immunize kids aged five to 11, technical issues interfered with its booking system Tuesday morning but have been resolved.
    Canada
    Nov 23, 2021
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  • 3rd COVID-19 vaccine doses for international travel approved in Saskatchewan
    The Saskatchewan government says residents who received a combination of AstraZeneca, Pfizer or Moderna can receive a third dose of COVID-19 vaccine for international travel.
    Canada
    Aug 17, 2021
  • Saskatchewan orders 112K COVID-19 vaccine doses for 5 to 11 year olds
    The Saskatchewan government has ordered 112,000 doses of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine specially formulated to vaccinate residents five to 11 years of age.
    Health
    Oct 26, 2021
  • 1st doses of COVID-19 vaccine in Saskatchewan given to health-care workers
    Saskatchewan nurses administered the first two doses of the COVID-19 vaccine following its arrival in the province on Tuesday afternoon.
    Canada
    Dec 15, 2020
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  • Saskatchewan research group’s COVID-19 vaccine moves to Phase 2 clinical trials
    The clinical trial in Saskatoon is open to anyone aged 18 and older who has not been infected with COVID-19 or received an authorized COVID-19 vaccine.
    Science
    Sep 15, 2021
  • Saskatchewan to unveil COVID-19 vaccine delivery plan
    Health Minister Paul Merriman and Dr. Saqib Shahab are expected to release Saskatchewan’s vaccine delivery plan Wednesday morning.
    Health
    Dec 9, 2020
  • Single-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine available in Sask. beginning Wednesday
    The Saskatchewan government announced Tuesday that a supply of the one-dose J&J COVID-19 shot will be administered through multiple SHA clinics on a first-come, first-serve basis.
    Health
    Nov 16, 2021
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  • COVID-19: Saskatchewan Health Authority lifting proof of vaccination for visitors, employees
    The requirement will be dropped on Monday, in line with the province removing its proof of vaccine policy at a number of establishments and event venues.
    Health
    Feb 11
  • Get flu, COVID-19 vaccines to help stressed health-care system: Saskatchewan officials
    Paul Merriman rolled up his sleeve on Thursday for his seasonal influenza shot as part of this year's flu immunization campaign amid the ongoing COVID pandemic.
    Canada
    Oct 14, 2021
  • Uncertainty surrounds start date of Saskatchewan’s COVID-19 mass vaccination plan
    While the province is hopeful that mass immunization of the general public will start in April, the premier has said it will depend on the availability of the vaccine.
    Health
    Feb 18, 2021
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  • Sask. pharmacies to administer vaccines by mid-April: health minister
    Paul Merriman said pharmacists are currently undergoing training to administer the vaccines and enter data into the system.
    Health
    Apr 10, 2021
  • COVID-19: 465 cases added last week, Saskatchewan pharmacists can prescribe paxlovid
    There is no fee to receive Paxlovid. It consists of three tablets taken every 12 hours for five days. 
    Health
    May 19
  • COVID-19: Saskatchewan vaccinating youth 12+, announce second dose rollout
    Saskatchewan will vaccinate youth aged 12 to 15 with the Pfizer vaccine, plan to start second doses to those 85 of age and older on May 17.
    Canada
    May 6, 2021
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  • Saskatchewan announces 4-month gap between first and second doses of COVID-19 vaccine
    Following the recommendation of NACI, Saskatchewan will be stretching the gap between the first and second doses of the COVID-19 vaccine.
    Health
    Mar 4, 2021
  • COVID-19 up in wastewater of three Saskatchewan cities
    North Battleford experienced the biggest increase from last week and saw the viral RNA load increase by 161.9 per cent from the week prior.
    Canada
    May 23
  • Saskatchewan prepares for arrival of COVID-19 Pfizer pediatric vaccine
    More than 112,000 doses of the COVID-19 Pfizer vaccine designed for children ages five to 11 are expected to arrive in Saskatchewan over the coming days.
    Health
    Nov 22, 2021
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  • Saskatchewan rolls out plan for Phase 2 of COVID-19 vaccinations
    Phase 2 of Saskatchewan’s COVID-19 vaccination plan will focus on the general population in 10-year increments, starting with people in their 60s.
    Canada
    Feb 9, 2021
  • Coronavirus vaccine delivery plan coming, Saskatchewan health minister says
    Saskatchewan Health Minister Paul Merriman says a presentation about a vaccine delivery plan is coming next week.
    Canada
    Dec 2, 2020