If you haven’t yet received your flu shot, it’s as easy as heading down to your local pharmacy.
By the end of November, more than 800 pharmacists in Saskatchewan will be trained to administer injections like the flu vaccine.
In a release, The College of Pharmacy and Nutrition’s Continuing Professional Development for Pharmacists office at the University of Saskatchewan says it has been training provincial pharmacists since April in preparation for the upcoming flu season. The training program combines online and in-person educational components to ensure pharmacists have the required skills to properly administer medications and the flu vaccine by injection.
“The Pharmacist Immunization and Injection training program is important because it means an increase in accessibility for patients,” said Lisa Bagonluri, manager of the CPDP at the U of S. “This makes it easy for more people to get vaccinated, which will decrease their risk of getting influenza.”
The Pharmacy Association of Saskatchewan provided $350,000 in funding.
In order to receive the flu vaccine from a pharmacist, simply visit your nearest participating pharmacy. A valid Saskatchewan health services card is required and you must be at least nine years old.
For a list of participating pharmacies, visit: https://www.skpharmacists.ca/patients/flu-shots