Did you know that Alberta has many free vaccines available to patients from community pharmacies?
All Albertans are eligible for a free influenza vaccine each year starting at the end of October. Our pharmacists are able to inject patients aged five and up at the pharmacy.
Diphtheria-Tetanus-Acellular Pertussis combined vaccine:
Pregnant Albertans are eligible at any time at or after 13 weeks of gestation for Adacel, a combined vaccine for diphtheria, tetanus and pertussis. The injection should ideally be administered between 27-32 weeks gestation to provide the most antibodies to the unborn child. A prescription is required; however, our prescribing pharmacists are able to provide this prescription to patients.
Albertans aged 65 years and older are eligible to receive the Pneumovax vaccine at no charge. A prescription is required; however, our prescribing pharmacists are able to provide this prescription to patients.
Our pharmacists are able to review your immunization history to ensure you have the most up to date vaccinations. They are able to recommend, prescribe and administer vaccines, however, many vaccines are available for free through public health, such as the MMR (measles/mumps/rubella) and Hepatitis B vaccines. An assessment of vaccination status and the injection of any vaccines will incur a charge of $20 plus the cost of the vaccines required.
To schedule a one-on-one appointment with one of our travel health pharmacists, please call 403-286-0013.