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McKesson Canada's Guardian, I.D.A., Remedy’sRx® and The Medicine Shoppe® Pharmacies Launch Annual Flu Vaccination Campaigns

Mississauga, ON, October 18, 2021 — Today, McKesson Canada’s retail banner group pharmacies, including Guardian®, I.D.A®, Remedy'sRx® and The Medicine Shoppe® launched their annual flu shot campaign.


“Our independently owned community pharmacies are at the ready, more than ever following a successful COVID-19 vaccination campaign, to deliver the flu vaccine to Canadians who wish to protect themselves and their loved ones,” said Elyse Desmeules Vice-President of Member and Retail Pharmacy Services, McKesson Canada. “Canadians should feel assured knowing their local pharmacist will be able to provide flu shots with high quality care, knowledge, and a safe environment that prioritizes the health and well-being of patients.”


Every year, tens of thousands of Canadians get sick with the flu, putting extra pressure on hospitals and health care systems across the country, which have been strained by the COVID-19 pandemic. While most people will recover after contracting the flu, it can be life-threating for people at high risk such as children, seniors, and those with chronic health conditions.


McKesson Canada's banner pharmacies are introducing safety measures to ensure patients feel safe and secure when receiving their flu shot. Depending on participating locations, this may include appointment scheduling, increased sanitation measures and hand sanitizing stations. Local guidelines implemented to protect the public against COVID-19 will also continue to be adhered to, including physical distancing, reduced store capacity and the wearing of face masks or coverings.


Protect yourself and your community. Make an appointment today by visiting the websites of Guardian®, I.D.A®, Remedy'sRx® or The Medicine Shoppe® to find the closest pharmacy near you. Availability by province and pharmacy location may vary.


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Andrew Forgione

Media Relations and Public Affairs



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