• SHA Health Facilities Returning To Routine Infection Prevention Protocols; SK Vax Wallet App Winding Down

    The Saskatchewan Health Authority (SHA) is moving back to routine infection prevention and control protocols effective today and masking will no longer be required for patients/residents, staff or visitors. Masking will be optional in all SHA facilities including administrative offices, hospitals, clinics and long-term care facilities.

    Public health orders requiring proof of vaccination or a negative test for access to businesses, workplaces and other venues ended on February 14, 2022. Many jurisdictions around the world, including Canada, have ended proof of vaccination entry requirements for international travellers.

    As the need for proof of vaccination has declined considerably, eHealth Saskatchewan is decommissioning the SK Vax Wallet mobile device application. Beginning April 17, 2023, the app will no longer accept updates. Effective April 30, the app will no longer be available in app stores.

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    Posted 2023-04-04 11:13:21
  • Most Popular Baby Names in Saskatchewan for 2022

    A list of the top 20 baby names for 2022 was released by eHealth Saskatchewan today. In 2022 Olivia was the most popular name for baby girls for the eighth year in a row. The second most popular girl name was Amelia, marking a dramatic come-back from eighth place in 2021. Noah was the most popular name for baby boys for the second year in a row year, just edging out long-time favourite Liam.

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    Posted 2023-02-24 09:38:44