The Sun Country Health Region and all other health regions in the province have suspended flu clinics until further notice.
The decision, which was announced on October 27, follows a Health Canada recommendation that flu vaccine made by the pharmaceutical firm Novartis not be used, pending a review of the discovery of clumping of particles in the vaccine in Europe.
The Public Health Agency of Canada indicates it has received no reports of adverse effects in people who have received the vaccine.
"People who have had the influenza vaccine should not be unduly concerned," said Saskatchewan chief medical health officer Dr. Saqib Shahab said. "We are taking a precautionary measure while this review is underway. Influenza vaccine is an effective way to stay healthy during the flu season. Our program will resume once the Health Canada review is completed."
More information is available on Health Canada's website.
Updated information regarding future influenza immunization clinics in Saskatchewan will be provided when available.
Flu clinics in Sun Country started on October 9. Clinics had been taking place in communities throughout the region.