Shoppers Drug Mart locations in Ajax and Oshawa to participate in 24-hour Vax-a-Thon

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Published July 22, 2021 at 5:29 pm

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24-hour Shoppers Drug Mart locations in Oshawa and Ajax will join 18 other pharmacies across the province in a 24-hour Vax-a-Thon on July 24.

All Shoppers locations in Ontario that are open 24 hours per day will be participating, with the goal of administering as many vaccines as possible over the course of the event.

The Oshawa location is located on Warren Avenue near Park Road and King Street. The participating Ajax location is in the Westney Heights Plaza.

The event was conceived to help who residents have struggled to get an appointment due to a conflict of schedules – administering vaccinations over the course of a 24-hour period will allow those who would otherwise not be able to get vaccinated to do so.

“Ontarians have stepped up in droves over the past few months to be vaccinated against COVID-19, many of them in our stores. But we know there’s still a gap, particularly with those aged 18-29, and some of that stems from access and availability,” Sarah Ahmad, senior vice president of Health and Wellness for Shoppers Drug Mart, said in a news release.

“For 24 hours, our stores will host walk-in appointments for first or second shots, on a first-come, first-served basis. We know there’s still demand, and we want to continue to be part of the solution.”
The event will be walk-in only and will offer the Moderna vaccine.

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