Rural Alberta pharmacist concerned about flu vaccine distribution

Rural Alberta pharmacist concerned about flu vaccine distribution
EDMONTON –As Alberta health officials decide to send any new shipments of flu vaccine to public health clinics, people in rural areas raise concerns about accessibility.On Wednesday, the province said a group of health experts determined to direct any new shipments of flu vaccine to Alberta Health Services (AHS) public health clinics for “easier distribution and centralized access for Albertans.”Nearly one million Albertans have received the flu vaccine so far. On Tuesday, the province secured an additional 65,000 doses of vaccine, but health officials expect that to run out by the end of the week.“Because we are approaching the end of our supply on hand in Alberta, we will not be shipping additional vaccine to pharmacies across the province,” said Health Minister Fred Horne. Vaccines that are still in pharmacies and doctors’...