Timeline of Priority Groups for H1N1 Vaccine:
Date Event Priority Groups Included
Province announces plans for Health-care workers, to be followed by other high risk
vaccination program. groups.1
26th, Immunization begins. Health-care workers.2, 3
Nov. Previous groups; children between six months and
2nd, Priority groups change. under five, women over twenty weeks pregnant,
2009 women less than four weeks post-partum.4, 5, 6
Previous groups; school-age children from Kindergarten
3rd, Priority groups change.
to Grade Six.7, 8
Nov. Priority groups change; previous All previous groups; people at risk under the age of 35
5th, priority groups stated on Nov. 3rd with underlying health conditions (including obesity);
2009 go into effect. immuno-compromised individuals of all ages.9
Nov. Priority groups change. Clinics for
All previous groups; primary caregivers of babies under
12th, these groups open as early as same
Nov. All previous groups; persons of all ages with an
17th, Priority groups expanded. underlying health condition and students from Grade 7
2009 to Grade 12.11
Nov. Government announces that
23rd, vaccine will be made available to all Available to all.12
2009 citizens as of Nov. 23rd.
1: "Province outlines immunization plans for H1N1 influenza." The Prince Albert Daily Herald.
Transcontinental Media, 20 0ct. 2009. [http://www.paherald.sk.ca/Canada---World/News/2009-
2: "H1N1 Influenza vaccination begins." The Region Reporter. Wordpress.com, 22 Oct. 2009.
3: Cowan, Pamela. "Saskatchewan receives enough H1N1 vaccine for one-tenth of population."
Leader-Post. Postmedia Network Inc., 27 Oct. 2009.
4: "Saskatchewan’s To Revamp H1N1 Vaccine Program In Light Of Shortage." Gov Monitor.
Policy Dialogue Media Group, 2 Nov. 2009.
5: Ebert, Sheri. "Second H1N1 Risk Group Set To Be Vaccinated." News Talk 650 CKOM.
Rawlco Radio, 2 Nov. 2009. [http://www.newstalk650.com/story/20091102/24787]
6: "Sask. says enough H1N1 flu shots for pregnant women, young children." The Moose Jaw
Times Herald. Transcontinental, 2 Nov. 2009. [http://www.mjtimes.sk.ca/News/Canada_-
7: "H1N1 Flu Shots Expanded to Primary School Children." Government of Saskatchewan. N.p.,
3 Nov. 2009. [http://www.gov.sk.ca/news?newsId=ddbbdea2-6893-439f-83bf-0724d2574e66]
8: "Provinces adjust H1N1 vaccine campaigns." CBC News. CBC, 3 Nov. 2009.
9: "More Risk Groups Added to H1N1 Vaccination Campaign." Government of Saskatchewan.
N.p., 5 Nov. 2009. [http://www.gov.sk.ca/news?newsId=09378ee0-0998-4442-a7aa-
10: "Saskatchewan Adds New Health Risk Group To H1N1 Vaccination Campaign." Gov
Monitor. Policy Dialogue Media Group, 12 Nov. 2009.
11: "More Groups for H1N1 Vaccinations Announced." Government of Saskatchewan. N.p., 17
Nov. 2009. [http://www.gov.sk.ca/news?newsId=8e757e29-4f9b-44ed-b161-9ee4185ee67e]
12: "More Groups for H1N1 Vaccinations Announced." Government of Saskatchewan. N.p., 19
Nov. 2009. [http://www.gov.sk.ca/news?newsId=a73062bd-d37d-4146-b509-3e9fb1670b08]