In Regina, Saskatchewan Health Minister Paul Merriman provides an update on the provincial response to the COVID-19 (coronavirus disease) pandemic. He announces the Saskatchewan Health Authority (SHA) is planning to open COVID-19 drive-thru vaccination sites in nine communities across the province starting April 3, including in Regina, Saskatoon, and Prince Albert. The clinics will be open to residents 55 years of age or older, with vaccinations available on a first-come, first-serve basis. The announcement comes after more than 45,000 doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine were shipped to the province earlier than expected.
Dr. Saqib Shahab, Saskatchewan’s chief medical officer of health, and SHA representatives Scott Livingstone and Derek Miller also take part in the briefing via videoconference. (no interpretation)