Immunization is an important part of keeping you and your family healthy
At any of our University Pharmacies, you’ll get the immunization care you need from a pharmacist you trust.
Vaccines are responsible for preventing many infectious diseases. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), vaccines prevent more than two million deaths per year around the world.
The Public Health Agency of Canada had developed an immunization schedule for the entire population. The schedule lists the vaccines the government considers essential to protect people against possible disease outbreaks, and are provided free of charge. It also indicates which vaccines are to be administered at what age. Other vaccines may also be recommended for a particular health problem, for work or lifestyle reasons, for travel, or to protect you against the flu virus.
Vaccination services are available in your local University Pharmacy and are provided by pharmacists who have received the required theoretical and practical training. Having your pharmacist administer your vaccine, such as a flu shot, is convenient and often no appointment is required. In many circumstances, there is no additional cost for this service as the provincial health plan covers the cost.
Remember: Vaccination not only protects you but also indirectly protects everyone around you.
Don’t hesitate to talk to your pharmacist, who is dedicated to making sure you stay healthy.
Our pharmacists can administer many different vaccines
Your University Pharmacy pharmacists are specially trained certified immunizers, able to administer many vaccines in addition to the flu vaccine. These vaccines include the shingles vaccine as well as many common travel vaccines.*
Your local pharmacists take part in a certification process that includes: injection training, live workshops, first-aid and CPR training. Under provincial legislation, Pharmacists can administer certain vaccines to adults and children over a certain age. Ask your pharmacist at University Pharmacy for age restrictions and further details.
* Some conditions and injection fees may apply. Ask your local Pharmacist for more details.