Vax for seniors

Toronto teams up with Shoppers Drug Mart, Rexall to get seniors vaccinated

eAwaz Medicine

Toronto – Toronto Public Health, Shoppers Drug Mart and Rexall pharmacies are teaming up to provide walk-in COVID-19 and flu vaccination clinics at select pharmacy locations across Toronto for people age 50 and older as part of the pharmacies’ seniors’ health days.

On Thursday, November 24 and Thursday, December 8, walk-in clinics at Shoppers Drug Mart locations across Toronto will offer both COVID-19 and flu vaccines for eligible residents, without an appointment. An Ontario health card is not required. A list of participating Shoppers Drug Mart pharmacies is available on the City’s Walk-in Pharmacy Vaccination Clinics for 50+ webpage.

On Tuesday, November 29 and Tuesday, December 6, walk-in clinics at Rexall locations across Toronto will offer both COVID-19 and flu vaccines for eligible residents, without an appointment. An Ontario health card is not required. For a list of participating Rexall pharmacies is available on the City’s Walk-in Pharmacy Vaccination Clinics for 50+ webpage..

Participating pharmacy locations were selected to increase vaccine uptake access in neighbourhoods with lower vaccination coverage to date, and to encourage seniors to receive the vital protection afforded by vaccination.

Residents can also receive COVID-19 and flu vaccines at City of Toronto-run immunization clinics, pop-up clinics and primary care offices. More information on vaccination and where to get vaccinated can be found on the City’s immunization webpage.

“Pharmacists and pharmacies have been an important part of the Team Toronto response throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. This is another excellent partnership to help residents get vaccinated for COVID-19 and the flu. We know that vaccines are our best protection against serious illness as a result of COVID-19 and the flu, so I encourage Toronto residents age 50 and older to take advantage of this fantastic opportunity to visit their Shoppers Drug Mart or Rexall pharmacy to receive their vaccinations.” – Mayor John Tory