MacTavish Pharmacy in Dresden is asking local residents to utilize an online resource to book their COVID-19 vaccination appointments.
Officials with MacTavish Pharmacy say the online tool is the best method to book your appointment, rather than calling. The phones and staff have been overwhelmed since the announcement of vaccines becoming available to those 55 and older at the Dresden pharmacy.
Residents are asked to use the 9-digit phone number (519-683-4491) to put themselves on the waiting list.
The site is said to be operating smoothly and those who do get through on the phone lines are also being referred to the online booking tool.
Three Chatham-Kent pharmacies are now offering the AstraZeneca vaccine to those 55 and older.
Appointments are now being booked at the Rexall on St Clair Street in Chatham, Shoppers Drug Mart on Queen Street, and MacTavish Pharmacy on St George Street in Dresden.
Over the long weekend, EMS staff began offering immunizations to house-bound residents who are unable to make it to the mass vaccination clinic at the Bradley Centre.