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GSK Shingles Vaccine Shingrix Approved for Canada

GlaxoSmithKline’s recombinant zoster vaccine (adjuvanted) (Shingrix) has been approved in Canada for the prevention of herpes zoster (shingles) in people aged 50 years and older. “The vaccine combines an antigen, glycoprotein E, and an adjuvant system, AS01B, intended to generate a strong and long-lasting immune response that can help overcome the decline in immunity as …

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Our 2016/17 Flu Clinics Begin, Monday, October 24th, 2016

It’s that time of year again and yes we will be participating in the Alberta Health sponsored Flu Vaccination program beginning with our first day Monday October 24th, 2016 at 1:30pm.   This is a no charge, come as you are, just walk in flu shot clinic.   All you need to bring is your Personal Health …

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Pharmacist’s Tips: by Pete Christensen, RPh

Travel Immunizations Are you traveling to a different country to get away from our sometimes volatile southern Alberta winter?  Do you need any immunizations before you leave? Two of the many services we provide at Stafford Pharmacy are travel consultations and the administration of travel vaccines.  Here are a few tips to help you get …

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Newsletter Archives, Pharmacist Awareness Month & 30 Year Anniversary

The March issue of our newsletter, The Mortar & Pestle is available on our site, as well as previous issues.  This month’s issue discusses Travel Medicine, new supplements from SISU and in recognition that March is Pharmacist Awareness Month across Canada, a focus on Pharmacist’s professional services.  Pharmacists across Canada are quickly moving away from …

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Proper Inhaler Technique for Better Asthma Control

There are now multiple different styles of asthma inhalers on the market, and each requires a different inhalation technique for proper use.  Having one or more styles of inhalers can make using each one a little more challenging for anyone including those managing asthma for many years. How do you use your inhaler? Did you …

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July Newsletter Is All About HPTP (read to find out more)

Did you figure this out yet?   If you didn’t, not to worry about it.   It’s not something we hope you will have any personal experience with but if you do, it can be life saving.    That is the lead article for July’s issue of The Mortar & Pestle. HPTP is the acronym for the home …

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