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Today, the provincial government announced that anyone who received their first dose of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine at their local pharmacy can receive their second dose at community pharmacies. 

Those who received their first…

June 1, 2021 - Since a May 12, 2021 announcement pausing first doses of AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines in pharmacy, no second or first doses of AstraZeneca are being offered in B.C. pharmacy currently.

The Province said its approach…

The Tablet

Jamie Wigston, BC Pharmacy Association Board Director and pharmacist at West End Medicine Centre in New Westminster, has been seeing a much greater demand for vaccines over the past year. Wigston’s pharmacy has so far administered 200 doses of the…

The Tablet

Dr. Martin Lavoie took on the role of Deputy Provincial Health Officer in July 2020. Prior to that, he was the Vice President of Population Health and Chief Medical Officer at Fraser Health. He shared with members the ever-evolving plans of the provincial government’s COVID-19 vaccine plans…

The Tablet

The global COVID-19 pandemic has had a dramatic effect on the world in many different ways. People interact with each other differently and they also interact with businesses differently. These behavioural changes, or at least some of them, are likely to persist for some time and may even become…

The Tablet

Just over a year after a global pandemic brought the world to a standstill in March 2020, efforts to administer COVID-19 vaccinations across Canada are in full swing. And just as pharmacists stepped up in the face of immense challenges one year ago, pharmacists are once again being called upon…