The Government of Ontario has added more than 700 additional pharmacies to its list of COVID-19 vaccination locations.
The province announced the additional sites on April 11. They will begin offering the AstraZeneca vaccine to people who are aged 55 and older throughout the coming week.
“With more local pharmacies coming on board, receiving the COVID-19 vaccine will be easier and more convenient for eligible populations across the province,” said Christine Elliott, the Minister of Health.
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The newly-announced sites bring the number of pharmacies offering the COVID-19 vaccine in Ontario to over 1,400.
The province said it expects to add approximately 100 more pharmacies to its list of immunization locations by the end of April.
“We are enabling Ontarians to access vaccines conveniently and closer to home by bringing more distribution channels on board,” said Solicitor General Sylvia Jones.
“We encourage everyone who is eligible to get vaccinated and protect yourself and your family. For those still waiting, please be patient as your turn is coming.”
To date, Ontario has seen 386,608 COVID-19 cases and 7,552 virus-related deaths.