Ontario announced another 700 pharmacies across the province will start offering the AstraZeneca vaccine to individuals aged 55 and older starting Monday.

The province did note however that not all of the new pharmacies will start vaccinating at the same time.

As these additional pharmacies start to offer the COVID-19 vaccine, they will be added to the province’s list of vaccine locations.

This expansion will bring the total number of pharmacies offering the vaccine to over 1,400 locations and is expected to reach 1,500 by the end of April.

The new list includes three pharmacies in the County of Haliburton, Rexall and Shopper’s Drug Mart on Highland Street as well as the pharmacy in the Independent Grocery store on County Road 21, however, as of this morning, none of the pharmacies have received any shipments of vaccines.

There are currently no pharmacies providing any COVID-19 vaccine in Haliburton according to the province’s list of vaccine locations. 

Staff from the pharmacies are aware they are on the list however have no indication on when doses will be allocated locally.  

The nearest locations to the county that do offer vaccines as listed on Ontario’s site are in Bracebridge, Gravenhurst and Lindsay.