Flu vaccine

Saskatchewan's supply of injectable flu vaccine is limited, but it now has another 107,000 doses of the nasal spray kind. (Chanss Lagaden/CBC)

Supplies of influenza vaccine have been tight, but the situation is improving, the Health Ministry says.

There are now 107,000 doses of flu vaccine nasal mist available that are being distributed to health regions, the ministry announced Tuesday.

That vaccine is recommended for people between the ages of two and 59.

It is not recommended for children younger than two, pregnant women or those with compromised immune systems.

People are being told to contact their local health authority for details on where and when you can get the vaccine.

People can also call the province's health line at 811.

So far this flu season, 12 people have died after contracting the flu virus, although it's not clear to what extent flu was responsible for the deaths.

Saskatchewan's remaining supplies of injectable vaccine are being reserved for infants, pregnant women, people with compromised immune systems, and those 60 years and older.  

More injectable vaccine is expected in early February.

On Tuesday, the Regina-Qu'Appelle Health Region said by appointment clinics would be held on the following dates and times:

  • Thursday, Jan. 23, beginning at 1 p.m.
  • Friday, Jan. 24, beginning at 9 a.m.
  • Saturday, Jan. 25 beginning, at 10 a.m.

The region said the ending times of the clinic were flexible, depending on demand. They added that the Thursday clinic would likely extend into the evening hours.

Appointments can be made by calling 306-766-7878 between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., from Wednesday to Friday.