The Saskatchewan Health Authority will be holding the first of two walk-in COVID-19 vaccination clinics for those between the ages of five and eleven today.
The clinic is scheduled to be held at McKenna Hall from 1:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
The clinic is just for those in the 5-11 age group, as the only vaccine available will be the Pfizer-BioNtechformulation designed for children. It has a slight difference in the strength of dosage than the vaccine used for adults.
The Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine was given approval for use in children by Health Canada on Friday. The provincial government laid out their plans for rolling out the vaccine on Monday. The first clinics in the province were held in Regina and Saskatoon yesterday.
In all, there are 221 vaccine clinics scheduled for more than 140 communities across the province in the coming weeks. A second clinic in Weyburn for the 5-11 age group is scheduled for Monday, from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. at McKenna Hall.