COVID-19 Vaccination Update (March 10th, 2021)

Published on March 10, 2021

 

 

As supply increases, the Government of Ontario is expanding the delivery channels to administer COVID-19 vaccines to include pharmacies and primary care provider settings. As of Friday, March 12, over 325 pharmacies will be offering the AstraZeneca/COVISHIELD vaccine to Ontarians aged 60-64, by appointment only, as part of the vaccine delivery pilot program. Select pharmacies will begin booking appointments starting today, March 10, 2021, in three public health unit regions: Toronto, Windsor-Essex, and Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox & Addington. The vaccine rollout will be expanded to more pharmacies in other regions of the province as supply increases.

 

All vaccinations available through pharmacies will require an appointment to be made in advance by contacting the pharmacy. Adults aged 60-64 can find a comprehensive list of participating pharmacies and their contact information here: https://covid-19.ontario.ca/vaccine-locations

 

To ramp up capacity for vaccination, the government is working with primary care professionals to offer the AstraZeneca/COVISHIELD vaccine in primary care settings and community locations, such as physician offices, in collaboration with public health units, beginning in Hamilton, Toronto, Guelph, Peterborough, Simcoe-Muskoka, and Peel as of Saturday March 13. Starting today, primary care providers in these areas will be contacting eligible Ontarians aged 60-64 directly to book an appointment. Please do not call your primary care provider - they will not be taking appointments by request.

 

Below is a list of local pharmacies in Etobicoke and the surrounding area that are participating in the pilot program:

 

  • Shoppers Drug Mart 808 - 3010 Bloor Street W.
  • Rexall Cloverdale Mall Toronto – 250 The East Mall
  • Shoppers Drug Mart 863 – 5230 Dundas Street W.
  • Rexall Richview Plaza Weston – 250 Wincott Drive
  • Shoppers Drug Mart 825 – 600 The East Mall Unit 1
  • Shoppers Drug Mart 837 – 270 The Kingsway
  • Loblaws Pharmacy – 3671 Dundas Street W.
  • Loblaws Pharmacy – 380 The East Mall
  • Canadian Compounding Pharmacy – 2920 Bloor Street W.
  • One Eva Pharmacy – 1 Eva Road
  • Shoppers Drug Mart 857 – 123 Rexdale Blvd.
  • Fortinos Pharmacy – 330 Queens Plate Drive
  • Shoppers Drug Mart 1483 – 666 Burnhamthorpe Road
  • Markland Wood Pharmacy – 4335 Bloor Street W.

 

Not all pharmacies will have spaces available this week as several have filled their appointments by reaching out to their customers directly. The number of pharmacies will be increasing in the coming weeks as the vaccine supply increases.

 

Ontario’s vaccine rollout is well underway, with Phase One nearing completion with nearly one million vaccine doses administered. Over 120 mass immunization clinics are planned to open this month in addition to sites already open, increasing the province’s vaccine administration capacity to over 150,000 doses per day, dependent on supply.