With an excess supply of 200 Pfizer COVID-19 vaccines due to expire on Sunday, Huntsville’s Shoppers Drug Mart is opening those doses to anyone over the age of 12 who is eligible.
In recent weeks, due to a general shortage of Pfizer vaccines, that brand has been reserved for people aged 12-29. To ensure their doses don’t go to waste, Shoppers Drug Mart will administer their current supply to anyone over the age of 12 who is eligible. Children aged 11 and under require a different, paediatric dose of the vaccine.
Appointments for these doses must be booked online at shoppers.ca—appointments will be available in five-minute time slots through to Friday night.
“We will be doing limited walk-ins daily to make sure those that book get the dose they booked,” said pharmacist, Dana Murdy. “We also want the public to know we are getting shipped Moderna weekly and have over 500 doses available.”
She said that the store is “happy to be of service to the community. We ask that those coming for their vaccine be patient and respect social distancing while we move people through.”
As of publication time, COVID-19 vaccines are also available in Huntsville at:
Hometown IDA, walk-in: check their Facebook page for updates on supply
Bullock’s Independent pharmacy, walk-in as supply is available: visit covid19.pchealth.ca to check if vaccines are available
Pharmasave, by appointment: sign up for the waitlist at huntsvillepharmasave.medmeapp.ca/schedule; Moderna only
Wal-mart pharmacy, by appointment: book online at walmart.ca/cp/shop/covid-19-vaccinations-centre-info/6000203072273
Community vaccine clinic at the Active Living Centre, by appointment and occasionally walk-in based on supply: book via the provincial vaccine portal here, or check the weekly walk-in schedule here.
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