From what little I've seen and heard about the pharmacies, I don't think the situation is that the pharmacists are sitting there idle while the vaccines are about to expire because not enough people over 55 (now 40) are registering. I think the problem is that each pharmacy, with only one pharmacist at a time, and a small waiting area, is not physically capable of getting a significantly large number of people vaccinated every day. People have been registering and then having to wait two or three weeks before being notified that an appointment is available. Apparently there usually seems to be two or three people there at a time sitting in distanced chairs waiting to receive the vaccine, or waiting the required 15 minutes afterwards. This sounds believable to me because it's what happens every year when I get a flu shot. I suppose it's better than nothing, but if each location can only get something like four people an hour, then there should be other more effective ways added to this in order to get these available AZ vaccines used more quickly.Also from Twitter: (This fellow is a pharmacist in the Beaches area of Toronto)
Has there been some sort of resistance against vaccinating people at these type of workplaces?... Instead, public health goes to the people, vaccinating from workplace to workplace...