Miller Applauds Pharmacy Roll Out Of COVID Vaccines In Muskoka
Norm Miller, MPP for Parry Sound Muskoka says that starting within the next few days, select pharmacies in Bracebridge, Gravenhurst, Huntsville and Parry Sound will be offering the AstraZeneca vaccine to individuals 55 and older.
Residents are asked to phone ahead to make an appointment to help prevent crowding at or outside the pharmacies and to ensure there is a dose available. It is expected the number of pharmacy locations will expand to 1,500 by the end of April, pending supply from the federal government.
Miller says “This is great news for residents of Parry Sound-Muskoka. My offices are hearing from many people anxious to receive the vaccine and this will make the vaccine more accessible for a larger number of people,” he said.
These pharmacy locations are in addition to the mass vaccination clinics being run by the public health units. As of yesterday, roughly 13.5% of Ontarians had received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine. Locally, 13.9% of residents of Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit have received a vaccine and 15.7% of North Bay Parry Sound Health Unit residents have received at least one dose.
Miller says “Because our area has a higher percentage of seniors compared to Ontario overall, it is taking a little longer to work our way through the older age groups.”
Residents can find an up-to-date list at https://covid-19.ontario.ca/vaccine-locations.