VARENNES, QUEBEC--(Marketwired - Nov. 1, 2016) - The Jean Coutu Group (PJC) Inc. (TSX:PJC.A) (the "Jean Coutu Group" or "Corporation") and its affiliated pharmacist owners have launched a flu shot awareness campaign. Under the theme "Protect Your Health and That of Your Loved Ones," the campaign aims to support the public health effort for flu prevention. The flu shot will be available in more than 300 stores in the Jean Coutu network throughout Quebec, in Ontario and New Brunswick.
Since October 4, patients can make an appointment at the store, by phone or online at healthappointment.jeancoutu.com. On the website, it is easy to find a store nearby that offers the service, choose a convenient time slot and send an online appointment request for one or several people at a time.
"Flu season is upon us. We are very pleased to make the flu shot available in many of the stores in our network. The vaccination remains the best way to protect your health and that of your loved ones," explains Richard Mayrand, Executive Vice-President, Pharmacy and Government Affairs.
Accessible to Everyone
It is especially important for certain population groups, such as people with chronic illnesses and those over 60, to receive the vaccine. A list of these groups is available on the Jean Coutu website at: healthappointment.jeancoutu.com.
Watch the "Protect Your Health and That of Your Loved Ones" campaign video: https://youtu.be/8MxlWnpQgHQ
Note: The flu vaccination service is under the responsibility of a nurse or a pharmacist, depending on the province in which the store is located.
About the Jean Coutu Group
The Jean Coutu Group is one of the most trusted names in Canadian pharmacy retailing. The Corporation operates a network of 420 franchised stores in Quebec, New Brunswick and Ontario under the banners of PJC Jean Coutu, PJC Clinique, PJC Santé and PJC Santé Beauté, which employs more than 20,000 people. Furthermore, the Jean Coutu Group owns Pro Doc Ltd ("Pro Doc"), a Quebec-based subsidiary and manufacturer of generic drugs.