Politicians and candidates have been taking up the offer to come and visit a pharmacy, the Pharmacy Guild reports in today’s edition of Forefront.
These include Health Minister Sussan Ley and Member for Bennelong John Alexander, who both popped into the Amcal Macquarie Centre pharmacy in Sydney today.
Sussan Ley discussed a number of pharmacy issues with patients and with pharmacy staff, including the pharmacy owner and Guild National Councillor Rick Samimi, the Guild reports.
It says that the Amcal Macquarie Centre is a good example of a pharmacy playing a growing role in primary health care for the local community. Their pharmacist vaccination service for flu shots has proven very popular and convenient for patients.
During the visit today John Alexander demonstrated the demand for safe and convenient flu vaccination by pharmacists by having a shot himself, administered by pharmacist Kenny Kwon Ho Lee in the pharmacy’s consulting room.
The Pharmacy Guild says it encourages politicians from all sides to visit community pharmacies to see at first hand the great work they do.