Saskatchewan’s in-school COVID-19 vaccination program begins on Monday.
Regina students will be some of the first to received their shots.
Most high schools and some larger and joint use elementary schools will be hosting vaccination clinics in the city.
Anyone 12 and older is currently able to get a Pfizer dose.
Consent forms will be distributed, however in some cases parental consent is not needed for those 13 and older, because of Saskatchewan’s mature minor consent policy.
The Saskatchewan Health Authority is expecting to administer around 800 vaccines each day between Regina Public, Catholic and some Prairie Valley Students.
Within the next week or so the program will be expanded to include to students in 43 communities across the province, including Saskatoon, Moose Jaw, and Swift Current.
The SHA says information about the specific dates and locations for vaccine clinics, as well as the parental consent process, will be communicated through the school divisions.
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Canada is set to receive 2.9-million COVID-19 vaccine doses this week, thanks in large part to an increase in planned deliveries from Pfizer-BioNTech.
The two companies had been delivering about 2-million doses per week in May, but will increase that to 2.4-million starting on Monday.
The other 500,000 shots due to arrive this week will come from Moderna.