2016/17 Seasonal Flu Launch

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BCPhA Vice-President Alex Dar Santos administers a flu shot to BC Minister of Health Terry Lake

BCPhA Vice-President Alex Dar Santos administers a flu shot to BC Minister of Health Terry Lake

BC's pharmacists kick off annual flu vaccine campaign with Ministry of Health

On Wednesday, Oct. 26, BCPhA vice-president Alex Dar Santos kicked off the official start of the 2016/17 flu season by publicly administering Health Minister Terry Lake’s influenza vaccine.

The BCPhA participated in a media event at Royal Jubilee Hospital in Victoria along with the Ministry of Health and other health-care providers. Each year the Association participates to highlight the role pharmacists play in providing care to British Columbians. The Ministry of Health highlighted the importance of visitors to health-care facilities getting their flu shot and reminded the public that the vaccine not only protects you, but also the people who are most vulnerable.

Flu season has arrived.

There are now more than 3,650 pharmacists across B.C. who can provide immunizations, including the flu vaccine. 

More than 95 per cent of all pharmacies have at least one pharmacist who can give immunizations.