By: Peter Jackson
Pharmacists across our province are offering more services, and Huron-Bruce Tory MPP Lisa Thompson learned about them while getting her flu shot during a visit to Michael's Pharmasave in Bayfield.
Thompson's tour Wednesday was a way of showcasing the Neighbourhood Pharmacy Association of Canada's "Healthcare Closer to Home" program.
Provincial regulations passed in 2012 allow pharmacists to administer flu shots, which 650,000 Ontarians took advantage of last year.
They can also renew and adapt prescriptions, provide smoking cessation materials and counselling and wellness counselling.
The Association would like to see member pharmacists expand services to include prescribing for common ailments, and delivery of additional injections and vaccines.