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To connect with a BC Pharmacy Association spokesperson for comments on issues, news releases or for general media inquiries, please contact:

Angie Gaddy
Executive Director, Communications
Phone: (604) 542-3251

Media Releases

– News Release: Getting your flu shot at a community pharmacy this year will be different

More safety measures, pre-screening and appointment booking planned for protection against COVID-19 VANCOUVER (Sept. 16, 2020) — British Columbians planning to get their flu shot from pharmacies this fall should expect a different experience, as pharmacists are adding additional precautions to protect against COVID-19. Some of these changes will include the requirement at many pharmacies that you book an appointment for a flu shot well in advance, rather than walk-in. “With COVID-19, there’s an expectation that B.C. pharmacists will deliver more shots because of the increase in demand,” said...

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– BC Pharmacists message to patients on medication supplies during COVID-19 outbreak

Patients who have run out of their medication or need more, should call ahead to their regular pharmacy to determine whether a pharmacist can provide the additional supply.

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– COVID-19: What B.C. Pharmacists need to know

Thank you for visiting the BC Pharmacy Association's COVID-19 information page for pharmacists and the public. The BC Pharmacy Association has amalgamated all its COVID-19 daily, weekday updates into a single page to create a one-stop shop for pharmacists, health-care workers, patients and the public to access. As the COVID-19 situation remains fluid, the BCPhA is collaborating with our partners and stakeholders in government, among regulators, insurers and the health-care teams within community pharmacies across B.C. to collect the most accurate, most up to date information. Click here now to...

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– Pharmacist available to provide tips on staying healthy during COVID-19 pandemic

Protect yourself by practicing good hygiene and by keeping vaccinations up to date VANCOUVER—With five cases of the 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19) being reported in B.C., it’s important to remember the advice that has been recommended by our public health officials. The BC Pharmacy Association’s director of pharmacy practice support Bryce Wong has the following advice for those who want to stay healthy during this time. “Remember that the most important thing you can do is wash your hands regularly and avoid touching your face. This basic action can help prevent getting not just the new...

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– B.C.'s pharmacists are getting ready for the 2019/20 flu season

VANCOUVER, Oct. 30, 2019 — As British Columbia heads into the 2019/20 flu season, the province's community pharmacists are quickly becoming stocked and ready to fight back against the flu by providing influenza vaccines on the front-lines. The public is encouraged to visit their local pharmacies to get vaccinated against the flu virus. To promote vaccination efforts, the BC Pharmacy Association has invited Members of the Legislative Assembly across the province to also get vaccinated. This is the third year all MLAs have been invited to visit community pharmacies for their flu vaccine. In the...

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