MISSISSAUGA, ON, Oct. 27, 2015 /CNW/ - For the first time ever, Rexall pharmacists in Saskatchewan are now able to administer flu shots. Being able to visit your local Rexall Drugstore will make it easier and more convenient for even more people in Saskatchewan to get the flu shot.
"Rexall is committed to improving the health and well-being of our patients and the communities we serve, and getting a flu shot is the most effective way to stay healthy this flu season," said Erik Botines, Vice President of Pharmacy. "This is another important step for pharmacists in Saskatchewan who are playing an increasingly important role in the delivery of care and management of a patients' health."
Getting the flu shot is the best way to prevent the flu. According to the Public Health Agency of Canada, the flu affects 10 to 20 per cent of Canadians each year. While the majority who become sick do recover, it is estimated that approximately 12,200 are hospitalizations and, on average, 3,500 Canadians die each year.1 Publicly funded flu shots are now available at every Rexall store as supply is made available by public health units.
"If you have some time over your lunch hour, a couple minutes after work or time to kill in between hockey practice and piano lessons, people in Saskatchewan can stop by their local Rexall and get a flu shot. It's just that easy," added Botines.
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