THE BATTLEFORDS – The Saskatchewan Health Authority has announced COVID-19 vaccinations are now available to children aged five to 11. In the Battlefords, the drive-thru clinic will offer the vaccine without appointment, beginning Thursday, at noon. There will also be an extra Pfizer clinic this Friday only from 3:30 to 7 p.m. for 5-11.
Across the province, Tuesday saw a deluge of requests for pediatric vaccines as they became available in Saskatchewan, enough to bog down the online booking system. Between 8 a.m. and 1 p.m., more than 12,000 appointments were booked for pediatric vaccinations.
In the Battlefords, Pfizer for 12+ and for 5-11 is available at the Finning Cat drive-thru at 391 Hwy 16 Tuesdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., each Thursday from noon to 7 p.m., and each Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. No appointment needed.
Moderna is available to 12+ every Tuesday from 1:30 to 4 p.m. at the drive-thru.
The Pfizer and Moderna vaccines are available for 12+ every Wednesday from Nov. 24 to Dec. 3 at the North Battleford Library between 10:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. those days.