Polaris Travel Clinic and Pharmacy donates $1 for every flu shote given to Airdrie P.O.W.E.R.

Polaris Travel Clinic and Pharmacy is proud to announce they will be donating $1 to Airdrie P.O.W.E.R. for every flu vaccine they administer at their clinic from October 19 until November 14.  This donation will help support finishing the construction of their new day shelter.

“We try to pick a local charity to support during flu season.  Airdrie P.O.W.E.R. is very close to opening their new shelter.  We hope our contribution will help with the completion of this needed community resource,”  says Jason Kmet, owner/pharmacist at Polaris. “At Polaris, you can get your flu shot and know a dollar is going to a worthy local cause.”

The provincial flu vaccination program starts on Monday, October 19.  There is no charge for a flu vaccination with your Alberta Health Care card.  Polaris Travel Clinic and Pharmacy will be offering flu shots by appointment or on a drop in basis.  Extra staff will be available.

“We expect this year to be a busy one for flu shots,” Kmet adds. “Polaris is taking extra precautions in response to the pandemic with infection control measures and physical distancing.”

Check our flu vaccine page on our website at www.polaristravelclinic.ca/flu for updates.  Please note that children under 5 years of age cannot get flu vaccinations at Polaris or any other community provider and must go to an AHS Public Health clinic.

Polaris Travel Clinic and Pharmacy is Airdrie’s travel health and vaccination clinic.  Established in 2013, their focus is on keeping you safe and healthy while on your trip, no matter where the destination. Their clinical staff provides pre-travel health consultations, vaccinations, and medications.  They also do non-travel vaccinations such as flu, tetanus, and shingles, and also do workplace vaccination and health programs.  

For more information, visit www.polaristravelclinic.ca, like us on facebook.com/polaristravelclinicandpharmacy or follow us on Twitter @polaristravelrx.

Airdrie P.O.W.E.R. is a non-profit organization that seeks to provide women in Airdrie and district with the means to leave an abusive environment through emergency resources, education and empowerment, thus creating a safe and sustainable community.  They are nearing completion of their day shelter, which will provide a safe, non-judgmental place where women can bring their kids, and make the plans and connections they need.

For more information about Airdrie P.O.W.E.R, visit https://www.airdriepower.com and to make a donation, go to https://www.airdriepower.com/donate.html