KAWARTHA LAKES-Two pharmacies in Lindsay have been given the green light to provide the Astra Zeneca vaccine.
The Shoppers Drug Mart at 343 Kent Street West and the Kawartha Lakes Pharmacy at 55 Angeline Street N in Lindsay will be offering the vaccines.
The vaccine will be offered to individuals aged 55 and over, with some locations to begin offering the vaccine as early as Saturday, April 3, 2021.
“Ontario’s capacity to get needles in arms continues to grow by the day,” said Premier Doug Ford. “Thanks to the determination and commitment of members of Team Ontario we are ahead of schedule and administering more vaccines than all of the other provinces combined. We are ready to dramatically increase the number of vaccines we can administer once we receive a steady and reliable supply from the federal government.”
Vaccinations with the AstraZeneca/COVISHIELD vaccine at pharmacies require an appointment to be made in advance.
As of April 3, eligible adults aged 55 and over (if 55 or older as of the day of vaccination or, if will be 55 or older in 2021) who are interested in booking an appointment can contact the pharmacy to make an appointment according to the province.
Meanwhile thousands of additional Pfizer and Moderna vaccines are on the way to immunization sites. The Fenelon Falls mass immunization clinic is scheduled to open next week according to the health unit for those born in 1946 or earlier.To book a vaccine go to: https://covid-19.ontario.ca/book-vaccine/
or call 1-888-999-6488.
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