The Jean Coutu Group launches services to contribute to a safe and healthy travel

Varennes, Quebec, 2017-Feb-20 — /EPR Retail News/ — The Jean Coutu Group (PJC) Inc. (The “Corporation” or the “Jean Coutu Group”) and the pharmacist-owners affiliated with its network announce the launch of several services to contribute to a safe and healthy travel.

“Many people travel this time of the year! That’s why it’s important to offer them accessible services to plan their vacation,” says Richard Mayrand, Executive Vice-President, Pharmacy and Government Affairs of the Jean Coutu Group.

Vaccination Centre

More than 190 Jean Coutu-affiliated pharmacies located in all regions of Quebec offer the opportunity to meet a nurse who can assess the needs of travellers and administer the necessary vaccines on site before departure. The list of vaccination centres is available here.

Consultation: Possibilities of Bill 41

According to the act Prescribing a medication when no diagnosis is required, the pharmacist can now:

  • Prescribe to treat traveller’s diarrhea
  • Prescribe to prevent malaria and acute mountain sickness

Pharmacists have always been able to advise travellers on the various measures and precautions to be taken depending on the destination. Pharmacists are also available to guide patients in selecting the right medications to bring, how they are stored and their use.

Preparation checklist:

A checklist has been developed to help travellers remember important items when making travel preparations. This document is available in store or among several other tips in the new section: travelhealth.jeancoutu.com.

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 418 franchised stores in Québec, 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.

Contact:

Frédéric D. Tremblay
Director, Public Relations and Social Media
450 646‐9611, ext. 1400
ftremblay@jeancoutu.com

Source: The Jean Coutu (PJC) Group Inc.

Jean Coutu Group launches flu shot awareness campaign

Varennes, Quebec, 2016-Oct-06 — /EPR Retail News/ — The Jean Coutu Group (PJC) Inc. (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.

Starting 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.

Information:

Hélène Bisson
Vice President, Communications
450 646-9611, ext. 1165
hbisson@jeancoutu.com

Frédéric D. Tremblay
Director, Public Relations and Social Media
450 646-9611, ext. 1400
ftremblay@jeancoutu.com

Source: The Jean Coutu Group (PJC) Inc.