Mayor Sandra Masters receives her COVID vaccine

Regina Mayor Sandra Masters has received her COVID vaccine.

Masters says while it was a two hour wait in the drive-thru clinic, things ran efficiently.

“As long as you’re prepared to wait the one-to-two hours, or I know it’s been longer depending (on time of day), but this facility is amazing, the way they’ve got this orchestrated is almost military-precision, and everyone’s been fantastic.”

Masters says it’s important for everyone to get the vaccine.

“Once vaccinated, even if you get COVID, it’s much milder, it doesn’t interrupt your life, and its transmissibility is reduced significantly,” Masters said. “How we’re going to come out of COVID-19 is we need as many people as possible to get vaccinated, and we can get opened up again.”

The vaccine drive-thru clinic is open in Regina to those between the ages of 49 to 54 Tuesday.

Those 52 years of age and older will be able to book their COVID vaccines at walk-in clinics on Wednesday morning at 8:00 AM.

When it comes to the shot: “It was a little pinch, I’m more than capable than handling that kind of pain,” Masters said with a laugh.

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