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Pharmacies played a vital roll in the region’s vaccine rollout, says region’s vaccine lead

In light of pharmacy vandalism, vaccine lead Vickie Murray praises local pharmacies for their contributions to making the vaccine accessible
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After hearing from Cambridge Mayor Kathryn McGarry denouncing the act of vandalism to a local pharmacy, Regional Chair Karen Redman also spoke about the incident at Friday's media briefing.

Calling the act "illegal," Redman said police and the proper authorities would investigate the act.  

"Pharmacy and primary care have been valued partners throughout the vaccine rollout," Redman said.  "We are very grateful, and we wouldn't have the numbers we have today if it were not for their participation."

"They are giving everyone in our communities many other options to get the vaccine. That accessibility and support have been key in the rollout," said Vickie Murray, the vaccine lead for the region.

Murray adds while she hopes pharmacies across the region are not scared by the recent act, that she is "thankful for this collaborative role we have because it allowed the vaccine rollout to go to places we wouldn't have gone to before."

Rock throwers vandalized the Cambridge Medical Pharmacy sometime between Tuesday night and Wednesday morning. Regional Police have also confirmed the incidents from the last two weeks were in the same area. Now they are investigating if the incidents are, in fact, related.




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