New Information about COVID-19, Flu shots, and How to get your Vaccine Record
Updated Information about COVID-19 from the Saskatchewan Health Authority. There are numerous changes that will affect many in the community.
SHA discontinues asymptomatic PCR COVID tests: The demand for COVID-19 testing has risen, because of increased cases of the virus across Saskatchewan and the new requirement to show proof of negative test results if proof of vaccination is not available, in order to access many businesses and events. See the document here
The SHA has asked its testing and laboratory teams to prioritize specimens belonging to individuals experiencing COVID symptoms (symptomatic). This means only those people with COVID symptoms will have their tests analyzed.
Update: CV-19 H0030 What you Need to Know as a Close Contact to COVID-19
This chart has all the information about what to do if you have been in contact with someone who has COVID - 19.
It has now been updated with a Public health order change for students: (Pre-Kindergarten – Grade 12)
- If you are fully immunized and do not have symptoms, you are not required to self-isolate.
If you develop symptoms, you must self-isolate until your symptoms have improved for 48 hours.
- If you are not immunized and the exposure occurred anywhere outside your household (e.g.: school, extracurricular activities, other community places), you must self-isolate. You may leave self-isolation only to go to school (bus or carpool) and attend classes.
You must wear a mask.
You cannot attend any extracurricular activities.
- NEW! If you are not immunized and the exposure occurred in your household, you are required to self-isolate and cannot attend school for 14 days.
Flu Shot Appointments Are Now Available:
Saskatchewan residents are able to begin booking appointments to receive this year's flu vaccine.
For the first time, the Saskatchewan Health Authority (SHA) is providing an online option for booking your appointment. A flu shot booking tool is now available on their website at www.4flu.ca.
Flu shot appointments can also be booked by telephone at 1-833-SASKVAX (1-833-727-5829).
Also new this year, COVID-19 vaccinations will be available at most SHA operated flu shot clinics, so residents can receive both flu and COVID-19 vaccinations at the same time and location. The COVID-19 vaccinations can also be booked using the same online flu shot appointment tool. If you need both a COVID and flu shot, only one appointment is needed.
Regina Public Libraries are exempt from Proof of Vaccination, so anyone can still go to the library.
Library staff can assist clients with setting up their MySaskHealthRecord and printing off their COVID-19 vaccine record at no cost.
Upcoming Vaccine Clinics:
*After this week, COVID-19 vaccine clinics won’t be back in the malls until November. Until then, watch for clinics near you.
Thursday, October 7
Mamaweyatitan Centre 9:30-3:30
Northgate Mall 1:00-7:00
Uplands Community Centre 9:00-3:30
Southland Mall 1:00-6:30
Friday, October 8
Victoria Square Mall 1:00-7:30
Southland Mall 10-3:30
*Evraz / International Trade Centre continues to offer walk-in vaccines 7 days a week:
· Mondays, Tuesdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays 9:00 - 4:00
· Wednesdays and Thursday 1:00 - 7:30