Safeway begins offering COVID-19 vaccine

Staff

Those who are still waiting on their first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine can now book a shot at Safeway.

The store’s pharmacy will be administering the shot, which can be registered for by going to pharmacyappointments.ca. Those without internet access can also call the pharmacy to set up an appointment.

The website notes that only the first dose is available at Safeway. Those looking to get their second dose in Ontario cannot go through the same website.

According to the site, the pharmacy will be distributing the Moderna vaccine, and as of 8:45 a.m. there were five spots available today, with more spots available on Friday, June 4, as well as Monday, Tuesday and Friday of next week (June 7, 8 and 11).

In the most recent figures provided by the Northwestern Health Unit, 63 per cent of people in their catchment area have received their first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, with vaccination density highest in the Fort Frances health hub (68.9 percent) and lowest in the Red Lake health hub (39.8 per cent). However, those percentages do not include communities vaccinated by Operation Remote Immunity, the Ontario government’s program to immunize remote fly-in communities.

As of May 31, 2021, the NWHU has administered 50,842 doses of COVID-19 vaccines.

Anyone wishing to book a COVID-19 vaccination at Safeway can go to pharmacyappointments.ca or can call the pharmacy at 274-0363.

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