Canada

Premier Scott Moe says Saskatchewan to delay second vaccine dose by four months

REGINA — Saskatchewan Premier Scott Moe says his province will be delaying the second dose of vaccines to speed up immunizations against COVID-19.

He says people will get their second shot four months after the first, which falls in line with a recommendation from Canada’s national immunization committee.

Saskatchewan health officials are expected to speak at a COVID-19 briefing this afternoon.

Earlier in the week, Moe said delaying the second doses for up to four months would mean every adult in the province could be immunized at least once by June.

The premier said that would be a game-changer for how long public-health restrictions had to stay in place.

Saskatchewan reported 169 new COVID-19 cases today and two more deaths.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published March 4, 2021

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