Vaccine Timing and Status for Retail Employees

RCC is continuing to advocate to governments in each region to ensure essential retail workers across the country are able to get their vaccination as quickly as possible. See below for current information available on vaccinations applicable for retail employees.

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British Columbia

Timing and Status for Retail Employees

All adult (18+) British Columbians should be registered for the province’s vaccination program and are able to book their vaccinations very soon after. People born in 2009 and earlier (12+) are also now eligible to book vaccination appointments.

Alberta

Timing and Status for Retail Employees

The province’s vaccination program is being completed in stages to ensure people most at risk got vaccinated first. All residents turning 12 and older are now eligible to get vaccinated.

See provincial vaccine rollout plan.

Saskatchewan

Timing and Status for Retail Employees

The province’s vaccination program is being completed in stages to ensure people most at risk got vaccinated first. All residents turning 12 and older are now eligible to get vaccinated.

See provincial vaccine rollout plan.

Manitoba

Timing and Status for Retail Employees

The province’s vaccination program is being completed in stages to ensure people most at risk got vaccinated first. All residents turning 12 and older are now eligible to get vaccinated.

See provincial vaccine rollout plan.

Ontario

Timing and Status for Retail Employees

All Ontarians over the age of 12 are eligible to book their vaccinations. This includes all retail employees, and distribution centre employees.

See provincial vaccine rollout plan.

Quebec

Timing and Status for Retail Employees

At this time, all residents over 12 years of age are eligible to be vaccinated in Québec. The government will start rolling out second doses in June, with the objective of having 75% of the population fully vaccinated by the end of August.

See provincial vaccine rollout plan.

On-site Vaccine Opportunities/ Pharmacies

The government is calling on companies to help the immunization campaign by immunizing their employees, their families and members of their community. Full details of this initiative can be found online (in French).

Pharmacies have been taking part in the vaccination deployment plan since March 15, 2021 in Montreal. Those located outside the metropolis will be participating in the campaign over the coming weeks.

New Brunswick

Timing and Status for Retail Employees

Pharmacists, commercial truckers, rotational workers, and regular cross-border work commuters are given priority. For everyone else, the vaccine rollout is based on age. Access to the first dose of vaccine has been extended to residents aged 12, while second doses are well underway in the older age cohorts.  

See provincial vaccine rollout plan.

Newfoundland and Labrador

Timing and Status for Retail Employees

Pharmacists, commercial truckers, rotational workers and front line retail workers (who had to work during Alert Level 4) are given priority. The vaccine rollout is based on age.  Access to the first dose of vaccine has been extended to residents aged 12, while second doses are well underway in the older age cohorts.  See background information

See provincial vaccine rollout plan.

Nova Scotia

Timing and Status for Retail Employees

The vaccine rollout is based on age. Access to the first dose of vaccine has been extended to residents aged 12, while second doses are well underway in the older age cohorts.

See background information  and information on booking appointments.

See provincial vaccine rollout plan.

Prince Edward Island

Timing and Status for Retail Employees

Pharmacists, commercial truckers are given priority. For everyone else, the vaccine rollout is based on age. Access to the first dose of vaccine has been extended to residents aged 12, while second doses are well underway in the older age cohorts.  

See provincial vaccine rollout plan.

Yukon

Timing and Status for Retail Employees

Appointments across the Yukon are now open for all Yukoners over 18 years of age, including retail employees, to receive their first dose of the Moderna vaccine. More information on booking appointments here. Yukon will have vaccinated 75% or more of their adult population by the end of March. This allocation recognizes the territories’ remote communities, significant Indigenous populations, and limited healthcare system capacities. More vaccine will be made available to the territories in Q2 if more is required.

Northwest Territories

Timing and Status for Retail Employees

Essential frontline workers in Yellowknife, including those who work in grocery stores, drugstores, liquor stores and gas stations and convenience stores are identified as a priority population and can book their vaccine appointments here. Appointments for anyone 18+ in communities other than Yellowknife, Hay River and Inuvik are available here. Northwest Territories is on track to have vaccinated 75% or more of their adult population by the end of March. This allocation recognizes the territories’ remote communities, significant Indigenous populations, and limited healthcare system capacities. More vaccine will be made available to the territories in Q2 if more is required.

Nunavut

Timing and Status for Retail Employees

All Nunavummiut 18 years and older are currently eligible to receive the vaccine. Information on community vaccine clinics and booking appointments is available here. Nunavut is on track to have vaccinated 75% or more of their adult population by the end of March. This allocation recognizes the territories’ remote communities, significant Indigenous populations, and limited healthcare system capacities. More vaccine will be made available to the territories in Q2 if more is required.

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