Hamilton leaders outraged lower city excluded from province’s vaccine rollout in pharmacies


Sumary of Hamilton leaders outraged lower city excluded from province’s vaccine rollout in pharmacies:

  • Six politicians have expressed their outrage at Ontario decision to exclude much of lower Hamilton in the recent rollout of COVID-19 vaccines in pharmacies, calling the decision “reckless.”.
  • Hamilton Centre NDP MPP Andrea Horwath and MP Matthew Green, as well as city councillors Jason Farr, Nrinder Nann, Maureen Wilson and Sam Merulla, issued a joint statement calling the move “incomprehensible and irresponsible”.
  • COVID-19 vaccine pilot at some Ontario pharmacies to begin next week with Oxford-AstraZeneca “We call on Premier Doug Ford and the Ontario COVID vaccine Distribution Task Force to reconsider their negligence, and supply pharmacies in the lower city Hamilton with vaccines to protect residents,”.
  • The pharmacy vaccine roll out led by @FordNation ignored local #HamOnt priority areas where case counts are highest..
  • Ontario expanded the program on April 1 from just six public health unit regions to 34, releasing a list of 380 additional pharmacies that would be administering COVID-19 vaccines across the province..
  • Twenty-one local Hamilton pharmacies were chosen to administer AstraZeneca to residents 55 and older, but not one of the pharmacies is in Hamilton lower city..
  • Teachers at Niagara Catholic school board will soon be able to receive COVID-19 vaccine “To start, 21 pharmacies in Hamilton are offering the vaccine and gradually expanding to include 69 pharmacies,”.
  • The initial pilot project began in early March with pharmacies in Toronto, Kingston and Windsor-Essex chosen for the program to administer AstraZeneca vaccines to those 60 and above…

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