You can add the administration of drugs by injection, to the list of services offered by Stafford Pharmacy & Home Healthcare! All of our pharmacists have received additional training and certification allowing them to administer medications by injection and vaccinations. Pharmacists continue their education and training each and every year, in order to maintain their practice license as well as obtaining these advanced certifications.
The following is a list of some of the injections which may be administered by one of our pharmacists:
- Hepatitis A/B vaccinations
- Shingles vaccination
- HPV Vaccination
- Vitamin B12
- Eprex and Aranesp
- Innohep, Lovenox, Fragmin
- Many, many more!!!
Please note that most of the above listed injections require a prescription, which traditionally would be issued by your doctor. One of our Pharmacists, Jaclyn Katelnikoff, has “Advanced Prescribing Authority” and can therefore issue prescriptions for these vaccinations if it is judged that such a vaccination is appropriate for an individual. The decision to prescribe is NOT routine and done on a patient by patient basis, after a health and medication assessment is done by the prescribing pharmacist, so it is advisable to allow some additional time for such an appointment.
Yes, the administration of these injections is done by appointment only. During an injection appointment the pharmacist will ensure that it is safe to administer the injection and will explain how the injection will affect that person. A consent form must be signed, giving the pharmacist permission to give the injection. After the injection is done, the patient is asked to stay in the pharmacy for 15 minutes to ensure that no adverse reactions are experienced, although they’re occurrence is rare.
The cost to have an injection administered at our pharmacy is $20 plus the cost of the medication/vaccine. There are some instances where these costs may be covered by your drug plan or Alberta Health. Fees must be assessed on an individual basis due to the large number of health insurance plan (both private and public).
Call (403) 320-6500 to set up an appointment with one of our pharmacists to have your injection administered or to review and discuss your vaccination requirements.