Sask. exceeds the 60% mark for the first doses, but the far north lags behind –

Sask. exceeds the 60% mark for the first doses, but the far north lags behind – fr

Just over 60 percent of people aged 12 and over in Saskatchewan have now received their first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, but the rate for residents of the Far North is considerably lower.
The provincial government reported on Friday that 61% of people 12 and older had received a first dose and 67,723 people had been fully vaccinated in Saskatchewan.

The province broke the 60 percent mark almost a month after hitting the 40 percent mark.

According to provincial government data, up to date as of Wednesday, Regina leads the provincial regions, with 62% of the COVID-eligible population vaccinated at that time.

Regina received a larger number of doses in March to combat the increase in COVID-19 cases and the presence of worrying coronavirus variants in the city.

The south-central region had a 59% vaccination rate on Wednesday, followed by the northeast, central-east and Saskatoon, at 58%.

These are the percentages of eligible residents who received a dose of a COVID-19 vaccine as of May 26, according to data from the Government of Saskatchewan. From that point on, the provincial average was 59%. As of Friday, that number had climbed to 61%. (CBC Graphics)

The story is different in the far north of the province – all three regions were below 45 percent on Wednesday. They also did not increase the percentage of first doses given at the same rate as in the southern part of the province over the past month.

The percentages of increase in the first doses over 30 days in the extreme northern areas were:

  • Far north center: one percent.
  • Far northeast: six percent.
  • Far northwest: nine percent.

The percentage increases of the first doses over 30 days in the southern regions were as follows:

  • Center-North, North-East, North-West, Center-West, South-East: 16%.
  • Center-East, South-West: 17%.
  • Center-South: 18%.
  • Saskatoon: 23 percent.
  • Régina : 25 %.

The number of residents eligible for vaccination increased earlier this month, when 90,987 young people between the ages of 12 and 17 became eligible.

2nd dose

Saskatchewan extended its second dose rollout to residents 85 years of age and older and those vaccinated no later than February 15 on Monday.

As for second doses, the far north of the central zone had 17% of eligible residents fully vaccinated on Wednesday. The other provincial areas were all below 10%.

This is the percentage of second doses of COVID-19 vaccination administered by region in Saskatchewan as of May 26, according to data from the Government of Saskatchewan. (CBC Charts)

Saskatoon had the lowest percentage of people fully vaccinated at three percent on Wednesday.

At that time, the provincial total of fully immunized people was 6%.

8:34Political panel – May 28

Leader Post columnist Murray Mandryk and CBC Saskatchewan provincial affairs reporter Adam Hunter join host Stefani Langenegger to discuss reaching phase 1 of his plan to reopen the province. 8:34


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