The province has announced that three pharmacies in the Algoma District will begin offering the AstraZeneca vaccine as early as April 3, 2021 in an effort to steadily increase capacity in its COVID-19 vaccine rollout.
Two pharmacies in Sault Ste. Marie, the Loblaw Pharmacy located in Rome’s Your Independent Grocer at the north end of Cambrian Mall on Great Northern Road, as well as Pharmasave West End located at 658 Second Line West just past Goulais Avenue will soon be offering COVID-19 immunizations to eligible residents.
Shoppers Drug Mart located 220 Ontario Avenue in Elliot Lake will also be offering the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine for the eastern area of the Algoma District.
“Ontario’s capacity to get needles in arms continues to grow by the day,” said Premier Doug Ford. “Thanks to the determination and commitment of members of Team Ontario we are ahead of schedule and administering more vaccines than all of the other provinces combined. We are ready to dramatically increase the number of vaccines we can administer once we receive a steady and reliable supply from the federal government.”
The province is also continuing to work with primary care professionals to offer vaccinations in primary care settings and community locations, such as physician offices and in collaboration with public health units. This initiative is expanding from locations in six public health unit regions to offering the vaccine in every region across the province covering all 34 public health units.
Additional pharmacies and primary care settings will continue to join and increase access points for vaccine across the province.