The majority of employees with the Saskatchewan Health Authority have submitted their vaccination status declarations as the deadline has passed. The declarations are part of the phased-in approach adopted by the SHA for their mandate of vaccinating all employees. The mandate applies not only to medical staff, including doctors, nurses and therapists, but also those who work at care homes, janitors and cafeteria workers. 

According to Derek Miller, the SAH’s chief of emergency operations, just over 40,000 self-declarations have been completed. The vast majority of those – roughly 98 percent – indicate they are fully vaccinated or will be by early November. Another one percent stated they will opt for the monitored testing program, and another one percent indicated they will try to get a medical or religious exemption under the Saskatchewan Human Rights Code. 

-with files from Lara Fominoff/Rawlco Radio