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Saskatchewan looking to include more health-care workers in vaccination plan: premier

REGINA — Saskatchewan Premier Scott Moe says officials are looking for ways to include more health-care workers in the next phase of its COVID-19 vaccination plan.

He says he’s heard concerns that more aren’t included in the province’s mass vaccination campaign, which it hopes to start in the spring.

The plan prioritizes vaccinating the general public by age, with exceptions for people with intellectual disabilities living in groups homes and those in emergency shelters.

Doctors and nurses working directly with COVID-19 patients are among those currently eligible for shots under the province’s first vaccination campaign.

The Saskatchewan Medical Association says health-care workers ought to be a priority in the next stage because it would make patients feel safer.

Moe says the province is working with a limited vaccine supply, but officials will work on how to include more types of health-care workers in the next stage.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Feb, 11, 2021

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