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