COVID-19 testing available at pharmacies

Richard Froese
South Peace News

Testing for the coronavirus (COVID-19) is now available in pharmacies in Alberta.

Just two pharmacies in the Peace region are offering the service to date, says a news release dated July 30.

People may get tested at Valleyview Pharma- save and in Grande Prairie at Shoppers Drug Mart on 78th Avenue. Each pharmacy follows strict protocols and has the specialized skills needed to protect patient safety.

“Testing helps us understand more about the spread of COVID-19 in Alberta,” says Dr. Deena Hinshaw, chief medical officer of health.

Albertans are encouraged to reach out to a participating pharmacy for more information about how to arrange a test. A list of participating pharmacies is available through Alberta Blue Cross at www.ab.bluecross.ca.

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