Local pharmacist trained, ready to offer flu shots

 

The Ontario government announced, October 9,  that it will be easier than ever to get a free flu shot close to home, and that will definitely be the case here.

Anyone who missed the lone flu shot clinic hosted by the Eastern Ontario Health Unit within South Dundas, can simply visit a local pharmacy.

Among the participating pharmacies who are trained and ready to give flu shots to Ontarians, age five and older, is Morrisburg’s Seaway Valley Pharmacy.

Owner, Scott Lane is trained and ready to administer the dose. 

“We’re ready, we’re just waiting for the vaccines to arrive from the government,” said Lane last Thursday.

Once those arrive, Lane will announce the clinic dates when he will be administering the free flu shots.

Upper Canada Remedy’s Rx, which is also located in Morrisburg will not be offering the flu shots this year.

“This year we are not offering it. Most likely next year,” said pharmacist Solymar Galindo. “The training is still needed.”

Gilmer’s Pharmacy in Iroquois is not planning to offer the service, according to Doug Gilmer.

The flu vaccine is publicly funded as it aims to keep Ontario residents healthy. 

The flu vaccine is safe and effective, and getting it early helps you and the people around you stay healthy.

The flu can lead to serious health problems. Those most at risk are the elderly, young children, pregnant women and people with weakened immune systems.

Free flu shots are also available through family doctors.

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