ReleasesMarch 3, 2022
Select Shoppers Drug Mart pharmacies in Ontario increase access to vaccines after low uptake on pediatric doses
Select locations to host vaccine clinics for children aged 5-11
Toronto, ON. March 3, 2022 - According to recent ministry of health data, 45% of children aged 5-11 in Ontario have not received a single dose of the COVID 19 vaccine and of children 5-11 in Ontario who have received a first dose, 44% have not received their second.i
As families prepare for the upcoming March Break, as well as the easing restrictions throughout the province, Shoppers Drug Mart pharmacies are doing everything they can to make access to vaccinations easier. Pharmacies at select Shoppers locations will host vaccine clinics for children ages 5-11 from 10am-6pm on Saturday March 5, where first and second dose pediatric Pfizer vaccines will be available.
“March Break is approaching, and at the same time COVID restrictions are starting to ease. With increased social gatherings and travel, it’s imperative that children are fully vaccinated to protect themselves and their loved ones from COVID-19,” said Sarah Ahmad, Senior Vice President, Health and Wellness, Shoppers Drug Mart. “For the past two years pharmacists have played an important role, supporting public health priorities in the fight against COVID. These clinics will make appointments more accessible and convenient for those who need them."
The following Ontario Shoppers Drug Mart pharmacies are participating in the pediatric vaccine clinic on a walk-in basis between 10am and 6pm.
6579 HWY 7, Markham
51 King Williams Street, Huntsville
567 Cundles Road East, Barrie
980 Central Park Drive, Brampton
2470 Hurontario Street, Mississauga
101-5602 Tenth Line West, Mississauga
1-745-100 City Centre Drive, Mississauga
3874 Bathurst Street, North York
14729 Yonge Street, Aurora
149 Westmount Drive North, Orillia
755 Danforth Avenue, Toronto
665 Stone Haven Avenue, Newmarket
9200 Dufferin Street, Vaughan
A-1780 Markham Road, Scarborough
About Shoppers Drug Mart Inc.
Shoppers Drug Mart Inc. is one of the most recognized and trusted names in Canadian retailing. The company is the licensor of full-service retail drug stores operating under the name Shoppers Drug Mart® (Pharmaprix® in Québec). With almost 1,350 Shoppers Drug Mart® and Pharmaprix® stores operating in prime locations in each province and two territories, the company is one of the most convenient retailers in Canada. The company also licenses or owns 47 medical clinic pharmacies operating under the name Shoppers Simply Pharmacy® (Pharmaprix Simplement Santé® in Québec). As well, the company owns and operates 43 corporate Wellwise by Shoppers Drug MartTM stores and an ecommerce site Wellwise.ca, making it the largest Canadian retailer of home health care products and services. In addition to its retail store network, the company owns the Medical Cannabis by ShoppersTM online platform for the sale of medical cannabis, Shoppers Drug Mart Specialty Health Network Inc., a provider of specialty drug distribution, pharmacy and comprehensive patient support services, and MediSystem Inc., a provider of pharmaceutical products and services to long-term care facilities. Shoppers Drug Mart is an independent operating division of Loblaw Companies Limited.