Rexall Pharma Plus pharmacists preparing to provide the flu shot across the province
MISSISSAUGA, ON, Oct. 9, 2012 /CNW/ - Today, Frank Scorpiniti, the CEO of Rexall Pharma Plus, issued a statement applauding the Ontario government's announcement that it will expand the role of pharmacists to provide more options for Ontarians' health care needs.
"We are very pleased with today's announcement, it will result in greater and more convenient access to flu shots across the province," said Mr. Scorpiniti. "On behalf of the over 700 Rexall Pharma Plus pharmacists located in communities all across Ontario, we support the Ontario government in its efforts to expand access to essential health services and increase immunization rates across the province, which results in healthier communities and lower overall health care costs."
With today's announcement, the Ontario government activates hundreds of additional points-of-care for Ontarians. Pharmacists will be able to provide additional services to patients such as renewals and adaptations of existing prescriptions, prescribing medication to help people quit smoking, demonstrating how to use an asthma inhaler or inject insulin, chronic disease monitoring and the administration of flu shots - all in a convenient and lower-cost setting.
With flu season just around the corner this announcement is particularly timely, as Ontarians now have the ability to receive flu shots in the pharmacy, which can improve access and overcome a key barrier to broad public immunization.
"Rexall is committed to making it easy for Ontarians to feel good about their health. We have invested in training and infrastructure to ensure we are ready to make it easier to receive the flu shot across the province." said Scorpiniti.
All Rexall Pharma Plus pharmacists in Ontario are preparing to give the flu vaccine once it is available this season. The company is collaborating with the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care and with Public Health Ontario to ensure that Ontarians have timely access to the vaccine once it is made available. The other professional services will be available once guidelines have been released by the Ontario College of Pharmacists.
With a heritage dating back to 1904, Rexall and Rexall Pharma Plus pharmacies are among the most trusted names in retail pharmacy. Rexall is focused on helping Canadians feel good about their health through easy access to a wide assortment of health and wellness services and products. Supported by our team of 8,600 employees in 420 pharmacies across the country, Rexall is continually evolving to enhance the customer experience. For more information visit Rexall.ca
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