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McKesson Canada's Independent Pharmacies Guardian, I.D.A., Remedy’sRx and The Medicine Shoppe Pharmacies Launch Annual Flu Vaccination Campaigns [En anglais seulement]

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 ready to deliver the flu vaccine to Canadians who wish to protect themselves and their loved ones,” said Smita Patil, Vice-President of Retail Member Relations and Professional Affairs, 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. 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.

Getting vaccinated against the flu every year is an important part of keeping Canadians healthy. The vaccine not only protects individuals against some strains of the virus, but also reduces the severity of symptoms for those who do get the flu.  It takes a community to prevent the spread of influenza and for about every 20 people that get a vaccine, one case is prevented.

Our Independent community pharmacies are proud to play a vital role in the Canadian healthcare industry and in our greater society. Contact your local community pharmacist today to schedule your free flu vaccine. Make an appointment today by visiting the websites of GuardianI.D.ARemedy'sRx or The Medicine Shoppe to find the closest pharmacy near you. Availability by province and pharmacy location may vary.


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