Saskatchewan police, health inspectors to get COVID-19 vaccine through mobile units

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REGINA — Police, firefighters and health inspectors in Saskatchewan will soon be able to get COVID-19 vaccinations through mobile units.

The government says first responders are next in line for doses after the current priority populations, which include people in group homes and shelters, get their vaccinations.

Saskatchewan is reporting 300 new cases of COVID-19 and one more death of a person in their 60s.

Health Minister Paul Merriman says it’s important to vaccinate people who are helping to enforce public-health orders.

Police officers in Regina, which has become a hot spot for variants of concern, began receiving doses over the weekend.

Merriman says pharmacists are also to begin offering vaccines on April 26 or earlier, depending on supply.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published April 12, 2021.

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