March 10 (Reuters) - Canada's Loblaw Cos Ltd said on
Wednesday it had started administering AstraZeneca Plc's
COVID-19 vaccine at 160 pharmacies it owns in Ontario, as the
country works to curb the spread of the new coronavirus.
The parent of Shoppers Drug Mart chain said its pharmacies
in Toronto, Windsor-Essex and Kingston had started inoculating
people aged between 60 and 64 as part of a provincial trial.
Last week, Loblaw said more than 40-owned pharmacies in
Alberta had started administering Pfizer Inc's vaccine
to people over the age of 75.
The retail chain offers full-service pharmacies and
professional care in more than 1,800 locations in 10 provinces
and 2 territories, including in Shoppers Drug Mart and
Several U.S. pharmacy chains have been administering
COVID-19 vaccines since February, as President Joe Biden had set
a goal of delivering 100 million vaccine doses in his first 100
days in office.
Walgreens said on Tuesday it had provided about 5 million
vaccinations to Americans.
(Reporting by Praveen Paramasivam in Bengaluru; Editing by Amy