Is Canada Ready to Immunize its Population Against COVID-19?

Is Canada Ready to Immunize its Population Against COVID-19?

With COVID-19 vaccines hopefully becoming available within a few months, are we ready as a country to immunize 37 million Canadians?  This white paper examines how community pharmacy, which already plays a huge role in seasonal flu immunizations, can partner with governments to deliver a successful mass immunization program with the combination of trained healthcare professionals, geographic reach, and tools to ensure compliance with multi-dose inoculation regimens.  Recommendations are also provided to ensure pharmacy readiness to support the largest immunization program in Canadian history.


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IDA, Guardian, Medicine Shoppe and Remedy'sRx pharmacies partner with Tia Health to offer virtual care services

MISSISSAUGA, ON, May 7, 2020 /CNW Telbec/ - IDA, Guardian, Medicine Shoppe and Remedy'sRx pharmacies are pleased to announce a new partnership with Tia Health to provide virtual care for patients and customers. In addition to providing enhanced care services to patients, the partnership will facilitate access to prescription medication delivery or pick up through over 2,000 IDA, Guardian, Medicine Shoppe and Remedy'sRx locations. 

"Canadians are looking for simple, safe, and trusted access to virtual care and telemedicine," said Rebecca McKillican, Chief Retail Officer, McKesson Canada. "Together with Tia Health, we're focused on offering an easy to use platform with access to innovative care solutions to our customers and patients." 

Residents of Ontario, Alberta, and British Columbia can receive free access to virtual healthcare services with a valid health card. For those who live in other provinces, Tia Health offers the lowest pricing across Canada.

"Today's announcement enables more patients to benefit from the continuity of care we offer on Tia Health as we work together to improve care quality and access," said David Del Balso, CEO of Tia Health. "Together with IDA, Guardian, Medicine Shoppe and Remedy'sRx we will be able to provide end-to-end care to Canadians from the comfort and safety of their own home."

IDA, Guardian, Medicine Shoppe and Remedy'sRx patients can access Tia Health at guardian-ida-pharmacies.ca, medicineshoppe.ca or remedys.ca.

 

About Guardian and I.D.A.: Guardian and I.D.A. pharmacies are independently owned and operated by pharmacists who believe in investing in the best possible patient care. Together, Guardian and I.D.A. have been a part of the Canadian landscape for close to 85 years. They are united in a shared pledge to be your local community pharmacy of choice. I.D.A. pharmacies have provided exemplary care to patients since 1932, when the Independent Druggists' Alliance (I.D.A.) was first established in Canada. The Guardian pharmacy banner was founded 1964 with the same unwavering commitment to the profession. Over the years, both have become trusted names in pharmacy care and have garnered tremendous loyalty from their patients. At Guardian and I.D.A., we empower our patients to live healthy and active lives by providing personalized, compassionate, holistic care. We believe that Feeling Better Starts Here. Experience the independent pharmacy difference. Visit one of our 900 + Guardian and I.D.A. pharmacies from coast to coast. 

About the Medicine Shoppe: The Medicine Shoppe Pharmacy has been delivering unrivaled compassionate, personalized care to Canadians for 25 years. Every aspect of The Medicine Shoppe is designed with your health in mind. "Your health. Our priority" is more than just a tag line─it's the reason our pharmacist-owners choose to practice under the Medicine Shoppe brand. A dedicated focus on health care products and services coupled with a warm, welcoming environment make The Medicine Shoppe the pharmacy of choice for patients from coast to coast. We invite you to visit one of the over 200 independently owned and operated Medicine Shoppe Pharmacies near you. Experience the difference.

 

About Remedy'sRx: Remedy'sRx are pharmacies independently owned and operated by pharmacists who believe in investing in the best possible pharmacy care. At Remedy'sRx, you'll experience a level of personal attention unmatched by larger chains. Because we're focused on building relationships with members of the communities in which our pharmacies reside, we've built a reputation for going above and beyond customers' every expectation. Remedy'sRx pharmacies empower patients to live a healthy and active life by providing personalized, compassionate holistic health care. Experience the warmth of a Remedy'sRx pharmacy for yourself.

 

About Tia Health: Tia Health is a leading telemedicine platform changing the way healthcare is provided in Canada. Through the Tia Health platform, Canadians are able to receive high-quality medical care from anywhere, on any device. Patients can connect with Canadian licensed doctors through video chat and phone consultations and receive medical advice, referrals, requisitions, prescriptions and more, right from the comfort of their home. Visit Tia Health at https://tiahealth.com for more information.

SOURCE MCKESSON CANADA

For further information: McKesson Canada (IDA, Guardian, Medicine Shoppe and Remedy'sRx) Media: Andrew Forgione, 905-671-4586, Andrew.Forgione@Mckesson.ca; Tia Health Media, Andrea Gambardella, ORA Creative Agency, 647-988-1712, andrea@oracreativeagency.com; David Del Balso, Co-Founder & CEO, Tia Health Inc., (647) 792-5788, info@tiahealth.com

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