Proof of Vaccination certificates now available for Saskatchewan residents
Health Care workers will require proof of vaccination - Booster shots available for immune compromised people starting September 7
August 30, 2021, 2:28 pm
Proof of Vaccination certificates are available from MySaskHealthRecord for all Saskatchewan residents who require proof of vaccine for their employers or to enter businesses and venues.
Businesses, municipalities, venue and event organizers may request proof of vaccination to host and attend events or access their services.
This documentation is available now to anyone who requires it through the one-page printable form from a personal MySaskHealthRecord (MSHR) account at eHealth Saskatchewan.
Work is underway to include a digital QR code to the MSHR vaccination record in early fall. This will ensure this record meets the standards set by the Government of Canada to help support proof of vaccine for international travel.
Further information will be provided in the coming weeks about QR code readers and how they may be used by domestic organizations seeking to use this QR code as part of their proof of vaccination requirements for their venues and/or events.
Proof of Vaccination for Health Care Workers
The Ministry of Health and the Saskatchewan Health Authority will be working with public health sector representation to establish a policy that requires front-line health care workers to provide proof of vaccination in the workplace.
If these care providers elect not to be fully vaccinated, they will be required to undertake regular COVID-19 testing.
The details on this workplace policy will be announced in the coming days.
Vaccination Boosters for Immunocompromised Residents starting September 7
Real-world evidence indicates that there are factors that may contribute to the waning of effectiveness of COVID-19 vaccines, including the age of the recipients and if the individual is immunocompromised due to a medical condition or medication.
Saskatchewan will begin offering vaccination "boosters" to eligible populations starting Tuesday, September 7. Note that booster doses will be administered at least eight weeks following receipt of the second mRNA dose (Pfizer or Moderna).
Those eligible to receive booster immunizations in the first phase, starting September 7 include:
Residents of long-term care and personal care homes.
Transplants recipients (including solid organ transplant and hematopoietic stem cell transplants).
Recipients of stable, active treatment (chemotherapy, targeted therapies, immunotherapy) for malignant hematologic disorders.
Recipients of an anti-CD20 agent (e.g. rituximab, ocrelizumab, ofatumumab).
Eligibility letters will be sent by physicians or the Ministry of Health Drug Plan branch. Additional eligible immunocompromised groups will be announced soon.
This is in addition to the additional doses of COVID-19 vaccinations for Saskatchewan residents who may require them for international travel.
Vaccines available through SHA, pharmacies
The Saskatchewan Health Authority and pharmacies throughout the province continue to provide vaccination clinics. Find a clinic near you at www.saskatchewan.ca/covid19-vaccine.
Starting today, the Saskatchewan.ca COVID-19 cases and risk page will also include vaccination rates by zone and age group, available at saskatchewan.ca/COVID-19-cases.
This information will be posted as a PDF daily until it can be integrated into the dashboard application.