Several locations in Oakville have free rapid antigen tests available


Published February 9, 2022 at 3:58 pm

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The province was distributing 5.5 million rapid antigen tests each week for eight weeks through 2,300 participating pharmacy and grocery locations. INSAUGA PHOTO

Starting today (Feb. 9), Oakville residents looking for a free COVID-19 rapid antigen test will have plenty of locations to find one in town.

The province is distributing 5.5 million rapid antigen tests each week for eight weeks through 2,300 participating pharmacy and grocery locations.

Provincial PCR testing limits have been overwhelmed due to the Omicron wave of the pandemic and access to the tests that confirm a diagnosis have been limited.

The Ontario government will provide the tests while supplies last, with a limit of one box of five tests per household.

“As we continue to carefully ease public health measures, rapid tests are providing another layer of protection and offer the public an additional tool to confidently do the things they love, like visiting family or dining at their favourite local restaurant,” said Christine Elliott, Deputy Premier of Ontario and Minister of Health.

Participating retailers will receive additional supply each week and have the ability to determine how tests are distributed in order to best serve the community, including through appointment bookings, at checkout or through online orders.

If your participating location is out of stock, please check back with them. The province intends to bring additional locations online in the coming weeks, including independent grocers and pharmacies.

Here’s  a list of where he free rapid antigen test kits are available in Oakville:

  • Clear View Pharmacy -A6-1140 Winston Churchill Boulevard
  • Fortino’s Neyagawa – 493 Dundas Street West
  • Fortino’s South Oakville – 173 Lakeshore Road West
  • Food Basics – 530 Kerr Street
  • Food Basics – 478 Dundas Street West
  • Ford Drive Pharmacy – 7-609 Ford Drive
  • Kerr Speers Pharmacy – 496 Kerr Street
  • Lakeshore Drug Mart –  347 Lakeshore Road East
  • Lifecare Rx Pharmacy – 2 3-201 River Oaks Boulevard West
  • Madill Health Aid Pharmacy – 290 Lakeshore Road East
  • Medicine Shoppe – 267 Lakeshore Road East
  • Metro – 1A-280 North Service Road West
  • Metro – 1521 Rebecca Street
  • Metro – 1011 Upper Middle Road
  • MMT Center Pharmacy – 1108 Speers Road
  • Palermo Pharmacy – 2525 Old Bronte Road
  • Pharma Plus – 523 Maple Grove
  • Pharma Plus – 100-2441 Lakeshore Road West
  • Real Canadian Superstore – 201 Oak Walk Drive
  • Shephard Pharmacy – 7-579 Kerr Street
  • Shoppers Drug Mart – 351 Cornwall Road
  • Shoppers Drug Mart – 478 Dundas Street West
  • Shoppers Drug Mart – 550 Kerr Street
  • Shoppers Drug Mart – 167-240 Leighland Avenue
  • Shoppers Drug Mart – 2525 Prince Michael Drive
  • Shoppers Drug Mart – 2501 Third Line
  • Sobeys -1500 Upper Middle Road West
  • Sobeys – 511 Maple Grove Drive
  • Trafalgar Pharmacy – 295 2200 Trafalgar Road
  • Uptown Medical Pharmacy – 2423 Traflagar Road
  • Walmart – 234 Hays Boulevard
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