News September 28, 2021

Saskatchewan Blue Cross Partners with the Saskatchewan Health Authority to Support Vaccination Efforts

SASKATOON | Saskatchewan Blue Cross is proud to announce a new partnership with the Saskatchewan Health Authority (SHA) to assist with the health crisis our province is facing. The Community Champions Vaccine Program will support enhanced access to COVID-19 vaccines through pop-up clinics in community-based organizations across the province, in addition to promoting vaccination and addressing vaccine hesitancy.

Some stakeholder organizations have limited capacity to promote vaccination, and there is still hesitancy to receive the COVID-19 vaccine in many vulnerable populations. With a focus on vulnerable communities, SHA will work with trusted community leaders to serve as Vaccine Champions, helping to promote the positive health benefits of vaccination in their communities. Through this partnership, we aim to improve attendance at community vaccination clinics.

In the spring, SBC announced a partnership with VIDO to establish a centre for pandemic research in Saskatchewan and hosted a series of “Ask a Scientist” events intended to educate the public about the importance and safety of the COVID-19 vaccines. Over the past year, SBC has also provided financial assistance for a number of COVID-19 relief efforts across the province.

Vaccination is a critical component of reducing the spread of the disease, minimizing strain on the healthcare system, and ultimately saving lives. SBC is proud to do its part in supporting these efforts.

For Media Inquiries, please contact:

Cheryl de Villiers
Director – Marketing and External Affairs
Saskatchewan Blue Cross