190,000 Ontarians Choose Rexall Pharma Plus to Protect Them from Flu

Flu Shots at Rexall Pharma Plus Any Time Continues to the End of the Flu Season

MISSISSAUGA, ON, Feb. 7, 2013 /CNW/ - Frank Scorpiniti,CEO, Rexall Pharma Plus announced today that Rexall's team of pharmacists administered 190,000 of the more than 200,000* flu shots provided by pharmacists in Ontario this flu season. Rexall Pharma Plus offered flu shots at all of its more than 250 Ontario pharmacies any time, with no appointment necessary.

"On behalf of the entire team at Rexall Pharma Plus, I would like to thank our exceptional team of pharmacists for their commitment to their patients' health," said Scorpiniti. "By providing flu shots any time at any of our Ontario pharmacies with no appointment necessary, our pharmacists made it easier than ever for Ontarians to receive their influenza vaccinations and protect themselves and their families from the flu. With the flu season still upon us, our pharmacists are always available until the end of the season."

Ontario community pharmacists joined their colleagues in Alberta and British Columbia this flu season in helping to immunize patients against the influenza virus for the first time after the Government of Ontario expanded pharmacists' scope of practice in October 2012.

The Public Health Agency of Canada estimates that between 2,000 and 8,000 Canadians die each year from the flu and its complications, with thousands more becoming seriously ill and requiring hospitalization.

"With hundreds of convenient points of care located in communities throughout the country, Rexall pharmacists represent an invaluable asset to the Canadian healthcare system. We are proud to be working with government to make healthcare services more accessible and convenient for our patients, improve patient outcomes, and reduce overall healthcare costs."

Katz Group Canada Ltd. is committed to providing pharmacy care excellence in retail drug pharmacy and specialty pharmacy environments. Focused on improving the health of Canadians, its flagship national chain, Rexall, is among the most trusted names in pharmacy with a heritage of caring for the health of Canadians dating back to 1904.

*As reported by CACDS, OPA and OCP, February 5

SOURCE: Rexall

For further information:

Michelle Lee
P: 905.501.7894 M: 647-338-4340

Shae Greenfield
P: 905-502-5965 ext. 6133

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