The 2016/2017 Influenza Vaccination Program
As we have in the past years, we are again participating in the Alberta Health sponsored Seasonal Influenza Vaccination Program. That will mean that you can receive your influenza vaccination (flu shot) at Stafford Pharmacy & Home Healthcare as part of this provincial program. Last year (2015/2016) pharmacists in Alberta provided 41% of the total flu shots given within this provincial program proving that Albertans have become very comfortable with going to their pharmacist for their seasonal vaccination.
This vaccination is NO CHARGE to all Albertans and is administered in our pharmacy Mondays and Thursdays between 1:30pm and 4:30pm. All in pharmacy vaccinations are done by a pharmacist who has been certified by the Alberta College of Pharmacists to administer injections. All of our current pharmacists on staff have this certification. We also have a registered nurse on staff for additional support should it be needed.
No appointment is necessary for this vaccination but you must have a valid Alberta Personal Healthcare Card and you will be required to fill out a short consent form prior to the vaccination. It is also advisable to give yourself some additional time if you’ve ever had a reaction to a vaccination such as dizziness, light headed symptoms or fainting. As a precaution we will ask that you stay in the pharmacy for approximately 15 minutes or until we can confirm that you are feeling well enough to leave.
If you are not able to make it during our weekly clinics, please call to make an appointment. Call us at (403) 320-6500 and select 1 for the dispensary.