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Saskatchewan health minister says province’s low COVID-19 vaccination rate is skewed

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Paul Merriman says the province’s low COVID-19 vaccination rate is an underestimation, despite data from the Public Health Agency of Canada showing otherwise.The most recent data compiled by the federal agency shows that Saskatchewan and Alberta each have a vaccination rate of 73 per cent among their eligible populations — the lowest among any other province or territory.

Saskatchewan’s COVID-19 battle rages on despite national decline But Merriman said he wouldn’t say Saskatchewan’s rate is the lowest.He suggested it’s an underestimation because people have moved out of province and are getting their shots elsewhere, but their health records remain in Saskatchewan.He said it is resulting in skewed numbers — although he did not disclose.

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