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Shoppers Drug Mart will provide 24-hour COVID-19 vaccination sites in “hot spots” in Ontario.

The pharmacy chain says 20 locations will have appointment-based and walk-in vaccinations available, starting on April 21, 2021, and will be operating 24-hours, supply allowing, providing the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine.

The initial roll-out will be mainly in the GTA, including north Toronto, Peel and Scarborough.

Residents of those areas 40 and older can book appointments online or by phone.

“As Ontario continues to battle the third wave of COVID-19, our stores and pharmacy teams are stepping up to support our patients and communities,” says Jeff Leger, president, Shoppers Drug Mart. “With the Ontario government’s recent announcement making more Ontarians eligible for vaccines, we believe 24-hour sites, particularly focused on the communities hardest hit in this wave, will help protect more people, quickly.”

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