WELLINGTON COUNTY – The list of pharmacies in Wellington County offering AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccinations continues to grow.
On April 20 the province announced the vaccines – now available for individuals aged 40 and over – are available at more pharmacies, including a number in COVID-19 hotspots that will operate 24 hours a day.
“Working with our pharmacy partners, we are ensuring communities who are most at risk are able to access COVID-19 vaccines conveniently, close to home and around the clock,” stated health minister Christine Elliott.
“Vaccines remain the best way to protect your health and the health of those around you, and I encourage everyone to sign up when it’s your turn.”
Last week more than 700 Ontario pharmacies were added to the list of those offering vaccinations, bringing the total to over 1,400 locations, officials say.
As of April 20, there are nine pharmacies in Wellington County offering the AstraZeneca shots:
- Walsh’s IDA in Arthur, call 519-848-2530;
- Drayton Pharmasave, call 519- 638-1120 or visit pharmasave.com/drayton/covid-19-vaccine;
- Elora Apothecary (Pharmasave), call 226-369-0312 or visit cwpharmasave.medmeapp.ca/schedule;
- Rexall in Erin, call 519-833-2333 or visit www.rexall.ca/covid-19/vaccines;
- Drugstore Pharmacy in the Fergus Zehrs, call 519-843-5522 or visit Zehrs.ca/covid19;
- Shoppers Drug Mart, Fergus, call 519-843-3160 or visit www.shoppersdrugmart.ca/covid19;
Pharmasave Trailside Pharmacy, Fergus, call 226-383-7005 or visit cwpharmasave.medmeapp.ca/schedule;
Walsh’s IDA, Mount Forest, call 519-323-1221; and
The Prescription Shoppe, Palmerston, call 519-343-3912 or visit www.prescriptionshop.net.
Locations will be updated at covid-19.ontario.ca/vaccine-locations.
Those interested must have an appointment to get vaccinated at a participating pharmacy. They can either call the pharmacy or visit its website to book an appointment.
To receive the vaccine residents must be 40 years old or older in 2021 and have a valid Ontario health (OHIP) card, or other form of valid government-issued identification.
Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health spokesperson Danny Williamson has stated anyone with an existing appointment to be vaccinated at a public health clinic can cancel their appointment if they instead choose to be vaccinated at a pharmacy.
“It would be ideal if they cancelled, but the same system underlies all registrations,” he told the Advertiser.
“In that way, there’s no way someone could be double dosed or dosed with the wrong second dose in the future.”