COVID-19 shots are available at three Whistler pharmacies for those between the ages of 55 and 65.
The COVID-19 AstraZeneca/COVISHIELD vaccine is available thanks to a partnership between Immunize BC and community pharmacists.
Here are three pharmacies where COVID shots will be available:
Rexall Pharmacy at 4204 Village Square.
Rexall Drug Store at 103 – 4360 Lorimer Road RR 4
Shoppers Drug Mart at 121 – 4295 Blackcomb Way
Pharmacies are taking appointment bookings and many have been filled up for this week. It is expected that almost all locations will be booking for appointments for the week of April 6, says VCH.
Pharmacies that are booking online are asking people that that they try to book online before calling.
Some locations may allow for drop-in service.
You will be required to bring your Personal Health Number, located on your CareCard or BC Services Card.
Please call the individual pharmacies to book an appointment.
“We’re moving ahead with our immunization plan and delivering on our promise to British Columbians to move as quickly as possible, and as safely as possible, to get them the vaccines that they have been waiting patiently for,” said Adrian Dix, Minister of Health.
“We know from the millions of doses used worldwide, and especially in the U.K., it is highly effective and the benefits to those over age 55 far outweigh the very real risks of getting COVID-19,” said Dr. Bonnie Henry.