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Pharmacies in the region begin administering COVID-19 vaccine

April 8, 2021   ·   0 Comments

By: Paula Brown, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

Select pharmacies in the Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health (WDGPH) region have begun booking vaccination appointments for residents.

Pharmacies across the province began booking appointments for vaccinations on April 1, to administer the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine. Eligibility for the vaccine has been restricted to those aged 55 or older in 2021, and requires those booking to have a valid Ontario health (OHIP) card or another valid government-issued identification.

Bookings for vaccinations can be made online through the pharmacies website.

The following pharmacies are part of the program in Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health: 

Shelburne

  • Drugstore Pharmacy at 101 Second Line

Orangeville

  • Jeffers Pharmacy Limited at 1 Elizabeth St.
  • Shoppers Drug Mart at 25 Broadway Ave.

Guelph

  • Costco Pharmacy at 19 Elmira Rd. S.
  • Drugstore Pharmacy at 1045 Paisley Rd.
  • Drugstore Pharmacy at 160 Kortright Rd. W.
  • Rexall at 666 Woolwich St. Unit 140

Fergus

  • Shoppers Drug Mart at 710 Tower St. S.
  • Trailside Pharmacy at 6420 Beatty Line N., Suite 101

Erin

  • Rexall at 123 Main St.

WDG Public Health launched the COVID-19 Hub Vaccination Clinic at Alder Recreation Centre in Orangeville, for Dufferin County residents at the beginning of March. In Shelburne the Mel Lloyd Centre is currently operating as a pop-up clinic.

Jameson Saleta (left), Mayor Sandy Brown (centre), and Michelle White (right) worked together to tie a green ribbon to a lamp post in downtown Orangeville. Many Broadway businesses are also displaying a ribbon in support of “BeADonor” month.



         

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