Pharmacies in Durham offering Moderna vaccine to anyone 18 years of age or older – fr

Pharmacies in Durham offering Moderna vaccine to anyone 18 years of age or older – fr

There hasn’t been a lot of fanfare, but the province is quietly allowing anyone 18 years of age or older, or those turning 18 this year, to get a Moderna shot at certain pharmacies.

In total, 10 pharmacies in Durham are now opening appointments for anyone 18 or older this year, whether or not you live in a zip code hotspot.

These pharmacies are all located in the red light districts of Ajax and Pickering.

Pharmacies in Durham will only administer Moderna vaccine to people under the age of 40. If you are 40 or older this year, you may receive an AstraZeneca vaccine or be referred to another pharmacy that offers these vaccines.

A handful of pharmacies in Toronto and Peel now offer the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine to all adults.

The province’s reservation site allows you to search for a pharmacy by postal code and filter the list by vaccine type.

Those interested in a snapshot are asked to reserve online or call the pharmacy in advance.

Some places can do walk-in tours, but others will not.

However, many participating local pharmacies ask people to avoid calling if possible.

Due to supply issues, some pharmacies may also be out of stock when trying to reserve a spot. Officials say you should check with the pharmacy regularly for updates.

On Saturday, 58 pharmacies in Durham, Hamilton, Ottawa, Windsor and York offered Moderna vaccines, while 78 in Toronto and Peel offered the Pfizer vaccine.

Justin Bates, CEO of the Ontario Pharmacists Association, says his organization is happy with the expansion.

If you are going to an appointment, remember to bring your mask and health card, and wear loose clothing.

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