Here's a list of northeastern Ontario pharmacies where you can book a vaccine appointment
SUDBURY -- The Ontario government announced Thursday that hundreds of pharmacies will begin offering COVID-19 vaccines, some as soon as Saturday.
All of the pharmacies will be administering the AstraZeneca vaccine. The AstraZeneca vaccine is easier to store and transport than the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines, making it easier to distribute to pharmacies and doctors’ offices.
The expansion doubles the number of pharmacy locations to 700 and provincial officials said there could be as many as 1,500 locations by the end of April.
For the first time, pharmacies in northeastern Ontario are included in the expansion. People ages 60 and older are eligible to book an appointment, with the government expecting that to be expanded to people ages 55 and older in the coming weeks.
As is the case with all COVID vaccines, an appointment is required to receive the shot.Here's a list of the pharmacies in the north, along with contact information or links to websites where appointments can be booked.
- Bracebridge Rexall
- Cochrane - Wallace Drug Store (call 705-272-4381)
- Elliot Lake Shoppers Drug Mart
- Gravenhurst IDA call 705-687-2207
- Haileybury - Smallman Pharmacy (call 705-672-5261)
- Huntsville Shoppers Drug Mart
- Kapuskasing Rexall
- New Liskeard - Findlay's Drugstore (call 705-647-8186)
- New Liskeard Wal-Mart Pharmacy
- North Bay Northern Shores Pharmacy
- North Bay Wal-Mart Pharmacy
- Sault Ste. Marie Loblaw Pharmacy
- Sault Ste. Marie West End Pharmacy
- Sturgeon Falls Loblaw Pharmacy
- Parry Sound - Shoppers Drug Mart
- Sudbury Rexall on Hwy. 69 North, Val Caron
- Sudbury Shoppers Drug Mart on Long Lake Road
- Sudbury Walden Family Drugstore in Lively (call 705-692-5868)
- Timmins Shoppers Drug Mart, 681 Algonquin Blvd