The Saskatchewan Health Authority is ending its mass vaccination program early next month, focused on targeting communities which are under and unvaccinated.

The SHA will stop its drive-thru appointments August 8, shifting to walk-in clinics, planned summer events, post-secondary campuses, retail locations, grocery stores, pow wows, provincial parks and recreations areas and community centres.

However, for today and Tuesday, the SHA will have booked appointment locations, drive-thru and walk-in clinics in several northern communities, including; Beauval & La Plonge, Buffalo Narrows, Creighton, Cumberland House, Ile la a Crosse, La Ronge, Pinehouse and Prince Albert.

“This focused outreach is to further drive first and second dose uptake, meeting residents where they live, work and play and support individuals in their decision to make our province as safe as possible,” Saskatchewan Health Minister Paul Merriman said.

The province said it has enough vaccines to immunize 85 percent of the population, with 128,000 doses of Pfizer available. Participating pharmacies will continue to provide vaccinations by appointment.