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Meet Vaccine Hunters Canada's volunteers

As multiple websites, crowded waiting lists and lines hundreds of people long impede some Canadians' attempts to get COVID-19 vaccine appointments, a community of volunteers is stepping in to help. Today, Vaccine Hunters Canada directors Andrew Young and Josh Kalpin on guiding thousands through the rollout.
A post from Twitter account Vaccine Hunters Canada that shared details of a walk-in COVID-19 vaccination clinic at a Loblaws pharmacy in Ottawa is seen on a mobile phone as people line up outside the store April 26, 2021. (Justin Tang/Canadian Press)

As multiple websites, crowded waiting lists and lines hundreds of people long impede some Canadians' attempts to get COVID-19 vaccine appointments, a community of volunteers is stepping in to help.

Today on Front Burner, a look at how Vaccine Hunters Canada's social media alerts cut through chaotic provincial rollouts and how some of its members help people book their appointments. Host Jayme Poisson speaks with site directors Andrew Young and Josh Kalpin, as well as two of the community's most prolific "hunters," Bea Serdon and Kaitlyn Gonsalves.

 

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