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Saskatchewan expands booster shots to more residents to slow spread of Omicron

Premier Scott Moe says all eligible residents over the age of 18 can get their third dose starting Monday.
12/16/2021

Regina–Saskatchewan is opening up COVID-19 booster shots to more of its population as concerns over the transmissibility of the Omicron variant grows.

Premier Scott Moe says all eligible residents over the age of 18 can get their third dose starting Monday.

The province has also reduced the time between the second and third doses to three months from five months.

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There are five confirmed cases of Omicron in Saskatchewan which are all linked to international travellers who are quarantining.

Moe says there is no evidence of community transmission, but says the public should assume every case going forward is Omicron.

He's also encouraging residents to use rapid test kits before gathering over the holidays.

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