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Ontarians 55+ eligible for mass vaccination clinics, Pfizer in hot spot pharmacies

Last Updated Apr 30, 2021 at 6:28 am EDT

A health-care worker stands in the post vaccine waiting area at a mass COVID-19 vaccination clinic for Peel Region in Mississauga on March 1, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
Summary

Residents will be able to book beginning at 8 a.m.


Ontarians 50 years old and older are expected to be able to start booking next week


Pilot project at select pharmacies in Toronto and Peel hot spots will begiving Pfizer doses to those 55 and older


Starting Friday, Ontario residents aged 55 and older (born in 1966 or earlier) are eligible to book a vaccine at a mass vaccination clinic through the provincial booking system.

Residents will be able to book starting at 8 a.m.

The province will actively work to lower the age eligibility for vaccines through the month of May with people 50 and older expected to be able to start booking next week.

Ontario will be sending half of its vaccine supply for the first two weeks of May to 114 postal codes designated as hot spots.

The City of Toronto is on track to have vaccinated 40 per cent of their residents by this weekend, putting it slightly ahead of the Ford government’s plan to reach that number across the entire province.

Also starting Friday, a pilot project at select pharmacies in Toronto and Peel hot spots will begin administering Pfizer doses to those 55 and older.

There are eight participating locations in Toronto and eight locations in Peel that will have around 150 doses a week.

Those looking to book can do so through the individual pharmacies booking system.

Pfizer pharmacy locations:

  • Brampton – Credit Ridge Remedy’s Rx (9525 Mississauga Rd., Unit 7)
  • Brampton – Drug Store Pharmacy (35 Worthington Ave.)
  • Brampton – Gore Pharmacy IDA (4515 Ebenezer Rd., Suite 110)
  • Brampton – Rexall (227 Vodden St. E.)
  • Brampton – Rexall (499 Main St. S.)
  • Brampton – Shoppers Drug Mart (25 Peel Centre Dr., Unit 379)
  • Brampton – Shoppers Drug Mart (25 Great Lakes Dr.)
  • Mississauga – Shoppers Drug Mart (7205 Goreway Dr.)
  • Toronto – Keele-Ingram Pharmacy (2221 Keele St.)
  • Toronto – Loblaw Pharmacy (2549 Weston Rd.)
  • Toronto – Shih Pharmacy (2700 Kipling Ave., Unit 9)
  • Toronto – Shoppers Drug Mart (565 Sherbourne St., Unit 40)
  • Toronto – Shoppers Drug Mart (2751 Eglinton Ave. E.)
  • Toronto – Shoppers Drug Mart (123 Rexdale Blvd.)
  • Toronto – Shoppers Drug Mart (2550 Finch Ave. W.)
  • Toronto – Wal-Mart Pharmacy (1900 Eglinton Ave. E.)

 

The pilot project is expected to expand to other locations later in May.