The province announced on Friday that it is expanding its eligibility for the fourth dose (second booster) of COVID-19 vaccinations.

The fourth shot is now available to all Saskatchewan residents who are 18 years of age and older, as long as they've received their third dose at least four months ago as of this Monday August 15.

It had previously only been available to individuals who were 50 years of age and older, along with all adults who were living in long term care homes.

"COVID-19 is still circulating in Saskatchewan and in other jurisdictions, which is why our province is expanding access," Chief Medical Health Officer Dr. Saqib Shahab said in a release. "All COVID-19 vaccines approved in Canada have been deemed safe and our preliminary data shows that a second booster provides additional protection."

The province says you can make an appointment through the Saskatchewan Health Authority, Indigenous Services Canada, the Northern Inter-tribal Health Authority, and at pharmacies across the province.

Walk-in clinics will also be available beginning on Monday, the province said.

Pediatric vaccines are also available for children who are six months to five-years-old. All Saskatchewan residents who are five and older are eligible to get their first two doses, while residents who are 12 and older are eligible for a third dose (first booster) four months following their second dose.