Despite what’s listed on the province’s COVID-19 vaccine page, local pharmacies cannot take appointments over the phone for those eligible for the AstraZeneca vaccine. Instead, you’ll need to register online.
Today, the province released a new list of pharmacies able to provide the AstraZeneca vaccine—when supply permits.
Phone lines to the Shoppers Drug Mart in Huntsville have been jammed with people trying to book a vaccine appointment, said owner and pharmacist, Dana Murdy, but “we can’t help them.”
People eligible for the AstraZeneca vaccine can register their interest in an appointment online with Shoppers Drug Mart here: covid-19.shoppersdrugmart.ca. Once registered, an invitation to book a time will be sent to the person when there is a vaccine available for them, said Murdy.
The Rexall location in Bracebridge is also on the province’s new list of pharmacies offering the vaccine. They are taking online registrations as well. Their registration website notes that “Rexall has set up a ‘waitlist’ booking platform in order to help us book appointments for eligible patients as we receive vaccines. We will notify you when you are eligible to book a COVID-19 vaccine with Rexall. Appointments will be limited and being on the waitlist does not guarantee an appointment due to limited supply of vaccine.” The registration site for Rexall is rexall.ca/covid-19/vaccines.
The Gravenhurst IDA is taking online registrations here.
Both the Shoppers Drug Mart and Rexall sites currently note that they are only vaccinating people over the age of 60 (born in 1961 or earlier), although the province has said that those 55 and older are eligible.
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