July 22, 2021

Shoppers Drug Mart locations host 24-hour VAX-A-THON

Thousands of vaccines to be given in a single day

Toronto, ON. July 22, 2021.  On July 24, all Shoppers Drug Mart 24-hour locations in Ontario will host a VAX-A-THON for residents aged 18 or older, with a goal to provide thousands of COVID vaccinations in a single day. The company’s 24-hour locations provide trusted healthcare professionals in convenient locations with flexible hours, ideal for Ontarians who are struggling to book an appointment during traditional hours.

“Ontarians have stepped up in droves over the past few months to be vaccinated against COVID-19, many of them in our stores. But we know there’s still a gap, particularly with those aged 18-29, and some of that stems from access and availability,” Sarah Ahmad, Senior Vice President, Health and Wellness, Shoppers Drug Mart.  “For 24 hours, our stores will host walk-in appointments for first or second shots, on a first-come, first served basis.  We know there’s still demand, and we want to continue to be part of the solution.”

Across Ontario, twenty 24-hour locations are participating in the VAX-A-THON and will have Moderna on hand.  To learn more from the COVID-19 vaccination hub, or to find a store near you, visit

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 1,300 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), and provides cosmetic dermatology services at two standalone The Beauty Clinic by ShoppersTM locations. As well, the company owns and operates 43 corporate Wellwise by Shoppers Drug MartTM stores and an ecommerce site, 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.

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