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Doug Ford Just Got A COVID-19 Vaccine Dose & Then Immediately Went Shopping

Ford received his first dose of AstraZeneca.

On Friday, Premier Doug Ford rolled up his sleeve to encourage residents to get vaccinated. 

Heading to a local Etobicoke pharmacy, he received his first dose of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine

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After receiving a vaccine dose, residents are asked to wait 15 minutes to monitor for any reactions. 

When Ford was asked how he wanted to spend that time, he mentioned he wanted to get a little shopping done. 

"I'll look around, do a little shopping. This is my local pharmacy," he stated in a video that was streamed by CP24. 

He's not the first government official to get a dose

Ford follows in the footsteps of other government officials who have already gotten their first dose. 

At the end of March, Ontario Health Minister Christine Elliott received the first dose of the AstraZeneca vaccine.

Both her and Ford are now encouraging all residents that are eligible to get vaccinated. 

Hundreds of pharmacies are administering vaccine doses

Currently, there are nearly 700 pharmacies across the province where residents can make appointments to receive a dose. 

On top of this, there are also vaccination clinics, doctor's offices and hospital clinics available for residents who are looking to get vaccinated. 

Anyone who is currently eligible can book their first appointment on the government's website.