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Looking for a jab? Vaccine Hunters Canada is here to help

The group’s existence and success proves people crave an “actionable” way to help each other during a time that has often felt hopeless, Kalpin said.

(Jenna Moon/ Toronto Star) — While anyone age 40 and over is now eligible to receive an AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine directly from a pharmacy, the vaccine rollout and booking system remains confusing and convoluted for many Canadians.

Enter Vaccine Hunters Canada, a group dedicated to connecting eligible people and available vaccines. The group’s Twitter account has exploded in popularity in recent days. As of Thursday afternoon, the account had almost 140,000 followers. Thousands more vaccine hunters can be found on Facebook and messaging platform Discord.

A core team of four volunteers established the account as a way to connect Canadians to vaccines — and each other, explained Josh Kalpin, one of the platform’s founders. (…)

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