Doses of Pfizer COVID-19 vaccines are coming to Creighton this week - including enough for a walk-in clinic for qualifying youths and Saskatchewan residents.
The Town of Creighton announced the clinic June 15, saying it would take place at the Creighton Provincial Building in the health office June 16 from 9 a.m.-12 a.m. and from 1 p.m.-4 p.m. No appointments are necessary.
All people age 12 and up are able to receive their first dose of vaccine, while all Saskatchewan residents age 18 and older who received a Pfizer or AstraZeneca first dose will be able to get a second dose as long as they meet the recommended interval between doses one and two. All people getting a second dose must also provide proof of their first dose.
Doses can be done for youths age 12-18 - while Moderna has not yet been approved by Health Canada for people under age 18, Pfizer has been approved for people as young as 12 years old. Consent forms for Pfizer doses can be picked up at Creighton Community School or emailed to parents by requesting a form from the school.
Pfizer doses were first made available in the Flin Flon/Creighton area at a youth clinic May 29 at the Flin Flon Community Hall. Walk-in and appointment doses of Moderna vaccine will take place in Flin Flon June 17-18.