Vaccines and injections that are provided in our pharmacy include:
- COVID-19 Vaccine (no cost with Nova Scotia health card)
- Flu (influenza) Vaccine (no cost with Nova Scotia health card)
- Shingle (herpes zoster) Vaccine
- Hepatitis A and B Vaccine
- Typhoid Fever Vaccine
- Meningococcal Disease Vaccine
- Pneumococcal Disease Vaccine
- Vitamin B12 Injections
Who should receive vaccines?
- People who travel.
- People aged 50+. The pain from shingles can be debilitating and can last up to one year. Serious complications can also occur.
- Adults and teen-aged children who did not receive the vaccines that cover all five strains of meningococcal disease. Prior to September 2015, Grade 7 students in Nova Scotia received vaccination against one strain. Currently, they are receiving vaccination against four strains in Grade 7.
- Females aged 9-45 and males 9-26 (or older in some cases.) A new HPV vaccine that covers 9 strains of HPV is now available in Canada. This vaccine prevents genital warts, cervical cancer, anal and genital cancers. Those who have received the HPV vaccine through the school system only received immunizations for four strains.
- People aged 65+. Two types of pneumococcal vaccinations may be recommended for all people over the age of 65 and people with medical conditions such as diabetes, lung disease, smokers and other medical conditions that place the person at higher risk of infections and complications.
- People who are not up-to-date on their vaccines
Assessments and Prescribing
Prior to giving you any injection or vaccine, the pharmacist will conduct an assessment to sure it is appropriate for you. Sometimes, vaccines or injections require a prescription. In many cases, pharmacists can write the prescription for you.