Sunday April 11, 2021 | LANGFORD, BC [Updated April 16, 2021: In the west shore there are five pharmacies authorized to deliver the AstraZeneca/COVISHIELD COVID-19 vaccine — five in Langford (Superstore – Loblaw Pharmacy, Walmart Pharmacy #3188, Pharmasave – Millstream, Medicine Shoppe #415, and Shoppers Drug Mart #278) and one in Colwood (Peoples Pharmacy on Sooke Road). There is also one pharmacy in Sooke (Shoppers Drug Mart #223) now offering the vaccine.]
by Mary P Brooke, B.Sc., Editor | Island Social Trends
The AstraZeneca COVISHIELD COVID vaccine is available in the west shore at various retail pharmacies. Most are in Langford, one is in Colwood. There are no pharmacies in Sooke delivering the vaccine.
Of the 31 pharmacies approved to deliver the shots in the Greater Victoria area, five are in Langford.
A few pharmacies in View Royal and Esquimalt are also on the list, as well as in downtown Victoria, Oak Bay and Saanich.
About the vaccines:
- Currently in BC the AstraZeneca vaccine is approved for use in people over age 55. The BC Pharmacy Association stepped up to be the leading edge of administering the AstraZeneca vaccine to people in the age 55 to 65 year group.
- People over 65 are still receiving vaccinations at the government-authorized community clinics, where the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines are being used in the BC Immunization rollout.
- People age 60+ can now register for an appointment at the Get Vaccinated online portal; registration is followed up by an email or phone call during which an appointment is booked.
Where to get the vaccine in the west shore:
As published on the BC Pharmacy Association website on Friday April 9, here are the locations in Langford and Colwood that are approved to offer the COVID-19 vaccine:
- CostCo Pharmacy #256 – 799 McCallum Rd
- Medicine Shoppe #415 – #104-2806 Jacklin Road
- Pharmasave #284 – 2401F Millstream Road (in Millstream Village)
- St Anthony’s Clinic Pharmacy – #109-582 Goldstream Ave.
- Walmart Pharmacy #3188 – 860 Langford Parkway
- Peoples Pharmacy – #103-1910 Sooke Road
- no locations
BC Pharmacy Association – list of vaccine pharmacy locations in Greater Victoria