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.