At one point, you may want to transfer your prescriptions to another pharmacy, for example, after you move. This can be done for most medications when you have a valid prescription. Find out more about this useful service.
You can ask for your prescriptions of eligible medications to be transferred to another pharmacy. This transfer can be partial (e.g., a medication while you’re away on a trip) or full (e.g., your entire medication record after you move). Narcotic pain relievers and controlled medications (such as ADHD medications) can’t be transferred. Benzodiazepines (a type of medication for anxiety or insomnia) can only be transferred once. Other conditions may also apply.
The pharmacy where you originally had your prescription filled will contact your new pharmacy to do the transfer. Remember that you are free to choose your pharmacy based on the quality of the professional services you receive and your relationship of trust with your pharmacist.
The flu is a serious condition
Why get a flu shot?
- The flu is much more serious than the common cold and can lead to health complications
- The flu virus changes every year and so does the vaccine. For the best protection, you should get vaccinated every year.
- Not everyone is well equipped to overcome the flu. Avoid spreading the flu to your loved ones with a flu shot.
- It’s easy! Just visit your local pharmacy.
Who is most at risk?
Everyone can get the flu, including healthy adults. In fact, every year, 5-20% of adults will catch the virus.
However, some people are at higher risk of flu related complications:
- People over 65+ years old and children under 5 years old
- Pregnant women and those planning to become pregnant
- Residents of long-time care facilities
- People with chronic diseases such as diabetes