Shoppers Drug Mart marks historic COVID milestone with first vaccine in pharmacy

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Shoppers Drug Mart Associate Owner Tony Alm gives the store's first COVID-19 vaccine to Eugene Bochon in Edmonton, AB. (CNW Group/Loblaw Companies Limited)

 

Shoppers Drug Mart and Loblaw pharmacies in Real Canadian Superstore locations in Alberta delivered the first COVID-19 vaccines in community pharmacies, marking a milestone in the ongoing efforts to stop the spread of COVID-19.  Pharmacies throughout Alberta started administering the Pfizer vaccine to residents over the age of 75.

“Pharmacists are among the most trusted healthcare professionals, providing convenient and accessible community-level health services,” said Jeff Leger, President, Shoppers Drug Mart. “Across Canada, there are more than 10,000 pharmacies, in rural areas and urban centres. Based on the most recent flu season, it is expected that community pharmacies could vaccinate up to 3 million Canadians each week.”

Vaccines are available today in Alberta at more than 40 Loblaw-owned pharmacies, with more pharmacies expecting shipments in the coming week.

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