The Saskatchewan Health Authority says shipments of the Pfizer vaccine, expected for this week, will be delayed in arriving to the province.
This will in turn affect Pfizer appointments and the SHA will be contacting affected residents about the change, whether that’s by phone, text, or email.
Appointment times and locations will remain the same.
Affected youth between the ages of 12 and 17 will be contacted directly to discuss arrangements for immunization.
The SHA adds some clinics scheduled this week will be offering the Moderna vaccine instead, starting tomorrow (Wed).
“As advised by National Advisory Committee on Immunization (NACI), the Pfizer and Moderna (mRNA) vaccines can be safely substituted for each other. Saskatchewan’s clinical experts advise residents affected by this delay to accept Moderna for their second dose, as it is safe and effective in preventing the spread of COVID-19.” the SHA said in a news release Tuesday.