Pharmacists are one of the most trusted health care professionals in the country
94% of Canadians trust their pharmacists with their health
In focus groups conducted in May 2017, pharmacists were described as convenient, trustworthy, caring, helpful, educated, specialized, knowledgable and accessible
82% of Canadians are comfortable or completely comfortable with the idea of pharmacists treating common ailments such as pink eye, sore throats or a urinary tract infection
79% of Ontarians feel the same way even though Pharmacists are not currently allowed to provide those services
In Ontario, where pharmacists are allowed to give the flu shot, they are mentioned on an equal basis with doctors as the most likely professional a person would turn to for the flu shot
Most provinces and territories in Canada allow pharmacists to diagnose and treat minor ailment such as pink eye, poison ivy or sore throats – and most pay them to do it.
Four years ago, pharmacists in Ontario were not allowed to deliver the flu shot. After being allowed to do so, and being paid for it, pharmacists now deliver over 1 million flu shots each winter and the number has grown each year.
Send a Letter to Your MPP Today!
It’s time to bring healthcare closer to home in Ontario. Send a letter to your MPP today calling on them to let our pharmacists do what they’re trained to do.
Let's fill the prescription on even better care for Ontarians
Let your MPP know that they can improve our healthcare system by allowing pharmacists to do what they’re trained to do and provide care in our communities.
Complete the form below to send a letter to your MPP. Let your representatives know that Ontario’s pharmacists should be allowed to do more for their patients.
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