“Vaccinations are a personal choice” – Premier Scott Moe

The Provincial government is drawing a line in the sand regarding vaccine mandates.

From Ottawa January 7th,  Federal Health Minister Jean-Yves Duclos suggested vaccine mandates were going to be left up to individual provinces.

In a statement from Scott Moe issued shortly after the Minister’s comments – the Premier said the province has no plans to implement mandatory vaccinations. Stating that in Saskatchewan getting vaccinated is a personal choice and not one to be imposed by the government.

“The Government of Saskatchewan will not be implementing mandatory COVID-19 vaccinations. While we strongly encourage everyone to get vaccinated to protect yourself and others from serious illness, in Saskatchewan this is a personal choice, not one imposed on you by the government. ”

Federal Health Minister Jean-Yves Duclos suggested that the best way out of the pandemic – was through vaccines. Canada currently has a 77% vaccinated rate. The province of Saskatchewan has a vaccination rate of 73.24%.



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