Family doctors in 6 regions in Ontario to administer COVID-19 vaccinations


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Some family doctors in six regions in Ontario will started on Saturday March 13,2021 administering COVID-19 vaccinations.

The province announced this week that some family doctors in Toronto, Peel Region, Hamilton, Guelph, Peterborough, and Simcoe-Muskoka will be administering the Oxford-AstraZeneca shot.

The Ontario Medical Association says physicians in those regions are asking for patience as they begin administering doses of the Oxford-AstraZeneca to people aged 60 to 64 years old on Saturday.

Peel Region council, which is comprised of councilors from Brampton, Mississauga, and Caledon, unanimously passed a motion calling on the province to include the hard-hit municipalities in a pilot program that allows select pharmacies to give vaccines to residents between 60 and 64 years of age.

During the March 11 meeting, the council also passed Ward 5 Councillor Carolyn Parrish’s motion requesting that the province allow the region to administer vaccines to willing workers in warehouses, manufacturing facilities, distribution centers, and food processing facilities in Peel.

The pharmacy motion, put forth by Mississauga Mayor Bonnie Crombie, came days after the province announced that, starting March 12, over 325 pharmacies will be offering the AstraZeneca/COVISHIELD vaccine to eligible residents in Toronto, Windsor-Essex, and Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox, and Addington.


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