Three area pharmacies are now able to give the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine to individuals aged 55 and over.
The No Frills Pharmacy in Kenora, Shoppers Drug Mart in Dryden, the Pharmasave in Fort Frances, and about 700 other pharmacies in the province are now able to provide the shot.
“This is tremendous news for the people of Kenora–Rainy River, as adults aged 55 and over are now able to make appointments to receive the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine at local pharmacies,” said Greg Rickford, MPP for Kenora–Rainy River.
“Our government stands ready to drastically increase the number of vaccines we can administer once we receive a steady and reliable supply from the federal government,” MPP Rickford continued.
Appointments can be booked through one of the pharmacies.
"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," continued the Premier.