Can People Without Permanent Residence Status Receive a COVID Vaccine?
The Answer is Yes!
Anyone who is living, working or going to school in Saskatchewan, will be offered the vaccine for free. And it is not necessary to have a health card number to receive the vaccination.
The following people can receive the COVID-19 vaccine at a Saskatchewan Public Health immunization provider:
- Adults and children who are Canadian residents;
- Non-Canadian adults and children who are landed immigrants or refugees;
- Non-Canadian residents and their children who are working and/or studying in Canada for any length of time;
- Other non-Canadian residents or visitors who do not meet an above criterion may be assessed on a case-by-case basis prior to receiving publicly funded immunization services.
COVID-19 vaccines are not available to visitors staying in Saskatchewan for less than two weeks.
It is a personal choice whether or not to receive the vaccination. The government encourages everyone to be vaccinated so that people are protected from getting extremely sick and even dying. The more people who are vaccinated, the better the chance of travel and life both returning to how they were before the pandemic.