It means some people could receive four COVID-19 vaccine doses in total.👇
Some residents of Saskatchewan are being offered third and fourth doses of COVID-19 vaccines in order to make travelling abroad and on cruise ships simpler.
In a notice shared on Tuesday, August 17, the province confirmed that additional doses of COVID-19 vaccines would be permitted for Saskatchewan residents who require them, "effective immediately."
It means those who received a combination of AstraZeneca, Pfizer or Moderna are able to get a third dose of vaccine to match their last vaccine brand (as long as their second dose was Pfizer or Moderna.)
It follows a similar move made by Quebec earlier this month after it became clear that several countries and cruise lines will not accept travellers who received COVISHIELD or mixed doses of COVID-19 vaccines.
Saskatchewan is also allowing those who previously received two doses of COVISHIELD or AstraZeneca to get an additional two doses of an mRNA vaccine.
"Individuals who received two doses of Covishield or AstraZeneca are able to complete a schedule to support international travel requirements with two additional matching mRNA vaccines such as Pfizer or Moderna," reads the notice.
The province confirmed that proof of intent to travel will not be required to receive an additional dose, although officials urged travellers to "check on the approved vaccines for the country, venue or destination they are intending to visit."
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